Learning Styles Explained: Find the Right One for You!

There are three main learning styles understood by education specialists.  They are visual, aural or kinesthetic.  Here is some information about each type of learning, see if you can work out which one suits you most!

Visual learners mainly learn through seeing and watching a class being taught.  They benefit greatly from illustrations, diagrams, watching demonstrations and reading about a topic.  Visual learners should try to sit at the front of a class so they can always see what is being taught.

Aural learners mainly learn through listening and hearing what is being taught.  Instead of needing to see the subject of the lesson, as long as they can easily hear the lesson they will learn.  These types of learners would do well to record lectures or speakers, listen back to past lessons and have discussions with their peers to learn better.

Kinesthetic learners mainly learn through hands on experience and ‘doing’ whatever is being taught.  These types of learners prefer having active lessons where they can use their hands to learn.  Topics such as cooking, engineering and science work well for kinesthetic learners as there is always plenty to get on with.