Learning Styles

Learning Styles of Children – Summary

Whew! There were more learning styles to cover than I initially thought. The more research I did, the more styles I uncovered. But, along the way I was able to combine many of them together – they are the same style, just called by a different name depending on which study you are looking at. […]

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Learning Styles of Children 6 – Sensing/Reflective Learners

Sensing learners like to solve problems using well-established methods rather than thinking up unusual solutions. They enjoy hands-on activities and experiments and are practical and careful about their work. Sensing/reflective learners like to know that the information they are receiving has a connection to the real world. They aren’t overly interested in abstract theories and […]

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Learning Styles of Children 5 – Global/Intuitive Learners

A global/intuitive learner is always waiting to hear the big picture. They wait through the whole lesson to hear this phrase: “In other words…” Suddenly the sun comes out and they understand what you are saying. Or as my dad (a preacher) says at the end of his sermons: “Folks, here’s the bottom line…” Global […]

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Learning Styles of Children 4 – Analytic/Sequential Learners

Children who are analytic learners always have more questions. “How do you know that?” “Where did that happen?” “Why are we doing it this way?” Analytic children learn best when they are given lots of details. They focus on specifics, sequence, rather than the “big picture”. This can be especially challenging to parents and teachers […]

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Learning Styles of Children 3 – Tactile/Kinesthetic

Children with this learning style are movers and grabbers. They are active to the point of being restless and fidgety if you try to get them to sit still. They like to interact with their world. They learn best when they are moving; not just random movement, but movement that relates to the subject they […]

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Learning Styles of Children 2 – Visual/Spatial Learners

Children with this learning style react to visual images. They like to see pictures of what they are learning. Often, it’s not enough just to see a picture – they need to draw their own picture to really internalize concepts. Visual/spatial learners may score poorly on tests. Most standardized tests cater to children with auditory/verbal […]

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Learning Styles of Children 1 – Auditory/Verbal Learners

Recently I prepared a talk for a church group about the learning styles of children. I learned quite a bit while researching this subject. In the next few posts, I’ll explain each common style and share a little bit about how they play out in everyday life. One kind of style is auditory learning. Many […]

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