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9 Types of Learning Styles | IDEYL

The learning styles are different ways people absorb information. Some people are visual learners, while others prefer to process information through their hands or voices.

It’s important to know your own style so that you can help students who might learn better in different ways than you do.

9 Types of Learning

Here are the nine different types of learning.

1. Visual Learning

visual learning

Visual learners like to see things in front of them.

  • They enjoy seeing examples, diagrams, and models, as well as reading.
  • This can be done through books and online articles too.
  • Visual learners also enjoy watching videos and listening to music.

They often have a creative side; they may like playing around with art materials or creating things themselves (such as doodling).

Visual learners tend to be more interested in things that can be seen with their own eyes; this includes artwork on paper as well as computer screens with images on them.

The visual learning style lets you take in information through your eyes. Visual learners are good at interpreting and analyzing data, reading, writing, and math, interpreting graphs and charts, solving puzzles, and understanding concepts.

They also learn best by seeing things rather than hearing them or reading them (like a textbook).

2. Kinesthetic Learning

kinesthetic learning by dance

Kinesthetic learners are the ones who learn best through movement and physical interaction with their environment. They use their bodies to explore new ideas, solve problems, and make decisions—they’re often great at sports or dance.

Kinesthetic learners tend to be more creative than other types of learners because they don’t just see things from one perspective; they can understand how things work from different angles. This is why kinesthetic learners often find themselves drawn to art classes: they want to create something new!

On the other hand, kinesthetic learners may also struggle with written assignments due to their need for hands-on experiences in order for them to fully grasp concepts taught in class.

For example: if you’re asked during an exam question that has been given orally by your professor (or someone else), then it’s likely that kinesthetics would benefit greatly from taking notes while watching your instructor speak rather than reading over those notes later on when studying alone or online at home after class ends.

3. Verbal Learning

verbal communication

Verbal learners are good at listening to lectures, reading, and writing. They tend to be good at public speaking and they can often remember things they hear or read.

Verbal learners may have trouble remembering information if it is too complex or abstract, but when given a simple task such as memorizing a list of nouns or verbs.

They’re usually able to retain that information quite easily.

4. Auditory Learning

auditory boy listening

The auditory style is based on the way you learn through listening and speaking. The key to this learning style is that you have to be able to listen carefully, then speak clearly in order for your message to be understood by others.

You might not be great at writing or reading things out loud, but if someone else has written something down for you, it’s much easier for them to understand what’s being said than if they had just heard it from your mouth!

To improve your auditory learning style:

1. Listen carefully when people are talking around you:- Make sure that they’re aware of how their words sound so they don’t say something unintentionally offensive (or funny).

Don’t interrupt them either – this will only confuse everyone else around!

2. Speak clearly when talking with people who aren’t familiar with English as well as those who are native speakers.

Don’t use slang words unless absolutely necessary because these may sound strange coming outta anyone’s mouth…except maybe yours!

5. Logical Learning

logical learning

If you’re a logical learner, you like to think things through and make plans before you start. You like the predictability of knowing what will happen next.

You also like organization and being able to plan ahead for situations that might arise in your day-to-day life or work environment.

Logical learners tend to be organized thinkers who can easily keep track of their time management skills, but they often have difficulty with memory skills because they prefer not to rely on them (for example: remembering phone numbers).

6. Social Learning

3 people talking

Social learning is a great way to get information. You can learn from other people and their experiences, as well as from people who are more experienced or less experienced than you.

It’s also effective when you want to get information on a subject that doesn’t interest you because social learning provides an opportunity for others in your field of study to explain it in detail so that it becomes more understandable and meaningful for you.

This type of learning is especially useful when there’s no direct experience possible.

For example, if someone learns about how to program an iPhone through YouTube videos rather than by actually doing it themselves!

7. Interpersonal Learning

Intrapersonal learning is learning about yourself and how you learn best. It’s a powerful way to learn because it helps you understand your strengths, weaknesses, personality type and how you work best.

An example of interpersonal learning would be watching an online video on YouTube that describes how people who have been through similar situations react when they’re introduced to new ideas or concepts.

This type of content might help someone who struggles with social skills or public speaking because it shows them what kind of reactions other people will have in those situations (and then gives suggestions for ways they can improve).

8. Solitary Learning Style

Solitary learning styles are people who prefer to work alone and may be shy. These people may also prefer to work at their own pace, which can make them seem like they have a hard time getting along with others.

Because of pressure, they may not have many friends or be interested in extracurricular activities.

Introverted people tend to think more deeply than extroverts do but might still enjoy socializing with others on occasion. Introverts are often quiet, reserved individuals who like being alone but aren’t necessarily antisocial.

They just don’t need as much stimulation from other people as the average extrovert does!

9. Musical Learning Style


The musical learning style is based on the theory that people learn best when they can associate new information with something they already know. This applies to any type of learning, not just music.

For example, if you were learning a foreign language and had trouble remembering the word for “dog” but were able to remember how to say “mutt” or “basset hound”.

Then your brain would take note of this association and use it as a reference point when trying to recall other words related to dogs in that language.

This type of thinking is also helpful when trying to memorize material for tests or quizzes because you can think about what might be happening within your body during those activities (e.g., sweating).

Then it’ll be easier for your brain’s neurons (nerve cells) to connect those new associations together so that later on down the road when faced with similar situations again. You’ll respond more quickly!

The Bottom Line

Learning styles are a great way to understand yourself and others. They can be used in your day-to-day work or personal life, or just as a fun way to learn more about yourself!

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