The Social (Interpersonal) Learning Style. If you have a strong social style, you communicate well with people, both verbally and non-verbally. People listen to you or come to you for advice, and you are sensitive to their motivations, feelings or moods. You listen well and understand other's views.
The Solitary (Intrapersonal) Learning Style. If you have a solitary style, you are more private, introspective and independent. You can concentrate well, focusing your thoughts and feelings on your current topic. You are aware of your own thinking, and you may analyze the different ways you think and feel.
Kinesthetic & tactile learners have difficulty learning steps and procedures. TIP: Teach kinesthetic learners to visualize themselves doing what they are learning. If you are teaching them steps for solving a problem, have them go inside their imaginations and “see” themselves following the steps.
The Verbal (Linguistic) Learning Style. The verbal style involves both the written and spoken word. If you use this style, you find it easy to express yourself, both in writing and verbally. You love reading and writing. You like playing on the meaning or sound of words, such as in tongue twisters, rhymes, limericks and the like.
If you use the logical style, you like using your brain for logical and mathematical reasoning. You can recognize patterns easily, as well as connections between seemingly meaningless content. This also leads you to classify and group information to help you learn or understand it.
If you use the aural style, you like to work with sound and music. You have a good sense of pitch and rhythm. You typically can sing, play a musical instrument, or identify the sounds of different instruments. Certain music invokes strong emotions.
A learning style referrers to an individual's approach to learning based on three things: their strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Although Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences has received much attention since its publication in 1983, the idea of differing learning styles has been around for centuries. Very early scholars noticed children have specific skills and talents. Fast forward to today and Gardner's eight multiple intelligences, the most recent being the naturalistic.
The Visual (Spatial) Learning Style. If you use the visual style, you prefer using images, pictures, colors, and maps to organize information and communicate with others. You can easily visualize objects, plans and outcomes in your mind's eye. You also have a good spatial sense, which gives you a good sense of direction.