- Retain information by talking aloud
- Need to have things explained orally
- May have trouble with written instructions
- Talk to themselves while learning something new
- Enjoy discussion groups over working alone.
Visual learning characteristics include:
- Remembering visual details
- Preferring to see what they are learning
- Needing to have a pen and paper handy
- Doodling while learning
- Liking to write down instructions or see them demonstrated. Telling visual learners how to do something may not make sense to them at all-they need to be able to see the information.
These learners learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process by using hands on activities and movement. Other characteristics of a kinaesthethic learner are:
- Wanting to do whatever is being talked about and learned
- Liking to move around while listening or talking
- Talking with their hands
- Liking to touch things in order to learn about them
- Remembering events by recalling actions rather than words. It is important to note that these types of learners can be misdiagnosed as having ADHD or classed as troublemakers because the more visual/ auditory learning styles don’t work for them.