What kind of learner are you?

@annierose (17406)
Philippines
April 23, 2011 8:33pm CST
We have different kinds of learners. Some can be describe as visual learners. They are the students who learns more if they see visual aids, pictures, realia during the learning process. They love to study in a quiet place. They want that lectures are presented to them and not just told to them. There are also some kinesthetic learners. They are the one who learns more when their body is included on it. They love to do actions rather than just to merely sit and jot down notes. Last but not the least are those auditory learners. They love to listen and they learn more if music is included on their learning. How about you? What kind of learner are you?
18 responses
@lam1995 (43)
• United States
24 Apr 11
I personally am a doer. I learn best by looking at examples and following along, then actually doing a problem. I guess I am kind of a kinesthetic learner. I am strange at doing things. What helps other people focus can actually hurt my productivity. When I listen to music while doing my work, my productivity drops a lot. We are all definitely unique in our ways to learn. When I want to memorize things, I use mnemonic devices. I still feel going through the process and then repeating the process on my own on a different problem is my best approach to learning something.
@annierose (17406)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
thanks lam1995 for the well-said response. Well, as I am reflecting on this post, I am asking myself if I am a pure visual learner but I guess that I am not. I think we have all those charactericts of visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners. Maybe there is just one of those that we can say is the most dominant.
• United States
24 Apr 11
I am sure everybody is a mix of all the types, and nobody is purely a visual learner or any kind of learner. If everybody learned one specific way and no other method, we would all be the same. Obviously part of being human is being diverse in everything.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
hello, Well, thank you for your explanations. Ahh? I am a visual learner, I love listening to my teacher through her prepared visual aids and I cant study well if their is a very loud noise.I want a quiet because I wanted to concentrate. And I also enjoy listening when my teacher is presented it through her body language. because it is really boring to me jotting down notes.
@annierose (17406)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
hi tiina05, I love to study in a quiet place too. Aside from that I want to study in a well-ventilated room. I think that I can stay in focus if there are less distractions around.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
24 Apr 11
I definitely am a visual learner. I need to see something to remember it more easily. Taking notes is part of my learning process...I can then picture in my mind what I saw on paper.
@annierose (17406)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
hi stary1, I am also a visual learner. I love to write whatever I see or presented to us by our instructor especially if the subject is very difficult for me. After that, I review again what I wrote. If ever, I found out that I cannot understand some part of my lecture, I ask my teacher and sometimes my classmates whom I know is smarter than me.
• India
5 Sep 12
hey , i learn by reading. i am a good learner if i reads as much i can.thanks.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
4 May 11
hi, i could say that i am a kin-esthetic learner,i could learn so fast when the method is more on hands on or application,because in that way,i could apply the knowledge and know the result too,.thats what i prefer way of learning and even in teaching.
@dpk262006 (53689)
• Delhi, India
25 Apr 11
I love to learn new things, irrespective of the medium. Although, it is said that visual medium is the best way to learn something in comparison to lecturing, yet I like every method. Reading something is best bet to learn new things and stores those new things in your mind.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 11
I belong to all, I guess. Sometimes it's vision and hearing, other times it's experience and body activity. To me learning can be in many ways, even while you are daydreaming...
@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
25 Apr 11
Photos or images show you a lot and helps to remember, of course. I like seeing pictures. I also love it listening to others (teachers explaining, old people talking about their experience and so on). But I also love books, reading, underline, take note... Maybe a combination of all should be the best. But it's easier for me to learn when I see what I have to do. For example, if I want to know how to cook something, I rather prefer to watch another person how she/he is cooking the receipt, so afterwards I can do the same based on what I saw. The theory is very important know how, but the practice is a big complementary point.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
25 Apr 11
I really think that I would be under the category of visual learner. I just find it more easily to learn stuff when the ideas are presented to me visually in a physical manner so that I can make a mental note in my mind. I do have some friends that are auditory learners. I just have a hard time keeping focus if I have music on at the same time as I am learning stuff.
• United States
24 Apr 11
I am a very quick learner. Someone tells me something and I have it memorized. I never had to study in High School. I always did well as long as I paid attention in class.
24 Apr 11
Hmm I'm not quite sure if I'm any of them in particular. I learn best just by listening to a lecturer and taking notes, then later cross-referencing them with some kind of textbook and rewriting the notes up in short chunks (when I say later I mean day before an exam!).
• China
24 Apr 11
It hit me all of a sudden that i have learnt an article which is about this topic in my high school years.
@Srbinja (12)
24 Apr 11
Im listening learner- I learn easily when listening someone talking about it!
@misterMR (797)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
I'm the visual type of learner, though sometimes I could be the kinesthetic type. There are lots of proofs why I'm a visual type of learner. First, I am love to study in a very quiet place. I cannot, I repeat, I cannot learn whenever there is someone at the corner laughing, making weird noise and doing weird stuff that could distract my studies. Second, I always fail whenever there is this listening test. Third, whenever I play music, I would concentrate more on the song rather than studying. Lastly, I always jot down notes and I rarely listen to the discussion of the teacher whenever the teacher just sits down and starts to discuss the topic straight ahead. I really prefer diagrams and pictures because I could remember them easily rather than words. If I memorize words, I tend to make them become pictures.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
I am a auditory learner I learn more when I am glued on something that is between the ears.
• Indonesia
24 Apr 11
I'm a visual learners as I don't like listening to other people. Watching a video or seeing pictures really help me while studying
@r0ck_r0ck (1956)
• India
24 Apr 11
Im a slow learner and the process that i prefer is to study on my own, and understand every single thing that the book is trying to imply and then represent it on my own.. to others? i hate memorizing like a machine and i believe its pointless unless you get the meaning of the whole thing. Also i have noticed it works great for me and i remember better that way.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
24 Apr 11
I think, based on your description, the closest to me would be visual. I know that I can't take notes worth beans so I wouldn't be auditory and I do need a quiet place when I study. I am very easily distracted and was diagnosed ADHD a quarter before I graduated college. If I compare the two art history classes I did (one before diagnosis and one after), when I was given a note-taker (for the second class) so I could look at the pictures the lecturer was talking about I was able to get a B out of the class instead of struggling for a C because on the tests they would put a picture up and I was never able to look at the pictures because I was trying to write down what was being said about the pictures and I could never get those questions right.