Welcome to my 2nd blog post! I hope that you found the 1st one informative and helpful. As promised I am continuing this blog by discussing more study skills to help you on your learning journey.
During this blog I wanted to talk about learning styles. Educators are taught the there are 4 main learning styles that a person falls under and by recognising which learning style you are, means that you can tailor the way you are introducing new information that you need to learn in the most effective way for you to learn it.
The four main learning styles are:
During this blog we will be looking at Visual Learning. Around 65% of people are visual learners.
Visual learning is pretty much what you would expect it to be. If you are a visual learner you will respond well and learn more effectively if you see pictures, charts, diagrams, colours or anything else that you would consider visual. It means that you have the ability to visualise what you need to learn and respond well to instructional diagrams. If you are a visual learner you would also respond well to things being written on a whiteboard or a slideshow/powerpoint presentation.
Visual Learning is also known as Spatial learning. Which also means that visual learners also have a good sense of spatial awareness and can read maps easily.
You can tell which learning style depending on which methods resonate with you.
Methods to aid your study:
1. Use highlighters or coloured pens when making notes.
2. Use diagrams as visual aids or to help you revise.
3. Thought maps will also benefit you when learning.
4. Sticky notes around your home or study area with fun facts can help you remember.
5. Flash cards are also a great learning tool.
6. Acronyms are also a good tool for you.. e.g. SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Measured).
7. Powerpoint presentations are good.
8. Videos are also a good way to help you learn.
So make sure you get creative and colourful!