In our school, we have to deal with different types of learners everyday. Fortunately, we have developed better systems and approach in order to deal with these differences so we can achieve collective learning and growth. Without understanding how these different types of learners learn, we will be stuck with thinking that there’s a problem with them.
Why Discerning Different Types is Important
Before, the only basis if the person is intelligent is through his or her academic score. For so many centuries, schools only put premium on the academic side of learning. Most notably, those that are related to math and science. However, it is fortunate that we are now discovering that there are other types of intelligence and other people learn differently. That’s why knowing them, can help us teach them better.
Type of Learners
This type of learners has to see the concept so they can understand it. Instead of reading a lot of texts, they learn more by looking at photos or illustrations. By doing so, they are actually able to understand complex concepts easily and have a better way of application as compared to just teaching them the traditional way.
These learners had to move their body physically in order to learn. Most of these people engage in performance later on their life. They are easy to pick something through movement. That’s why for these type of learners, we engage them through a series of activities that will make them move around a lot. In that way, they are able to understand topics right away.
Just like visual learners, this type of learners need an auditory stimulus so they can learn the topics right away. It can be through recorded lecture or listening to music while reviewing. That’s why with them, we encourage them to do just like that when they are studying. Because at the end of the day, we care not how they learned things, but if they learned at the end.
There are still many types of learners that we haven’t covered. But we are hoping that once we meet them in our school, we will be able to make some ways in order to accommodate their way of learning.