Learning Style and
What is learning style?
Your learning style is your
you like to
Knowing about Your Learning
Style Helps You to:
Be more productive
Be more creative
Improve problem solving
Make better decisions
Learn more effectively
Learning Style Memory Exercise
15 items will be passed around. Can
you remember them?
Learn through seeing and reading
Prefer written directions
Often good readers
Visual Learners Learn Best
Visual Learning Techniques
Mental photograph or video
Draw pictures to remember
Use pictures or symbols in the margin to
Draw a map or outline
Learn through listening and talking
Remember what they hear better than
what they see
Prefer to listen to instructions
Often like to talk on the phone
or listen to music
Learn best if they can hear and
see the assignment
Auditory Learning Techniques
Discuss what you have learned
Participate in study groups
Teach others what you have learned
Use flash cards and say the items
Use music in the background if it does
not distract you or use it as a break from
Learn through doing
Remember hands on activities
Use their hands to build, create, plant,
draw or decorate
Learn the assignment best by using
Read while walking or pacing
Study outside when practical
Take notes on lectures
Highlight or underline
Think of practical applications
Activity: Complete the
Learning Style Quiz in the
Brainstorm: Learning Techniques
What learning techniques match these
preferences? Write them on the board.
Preference Survey (PEPS)
Elements of learning style
Design (formal or informal)
Authority figures present
Understanding your Peps Learning
Your Personality and Your
For review, what is your
Extravert or Introvert?
Sensing or Intuitive?
Thinking or Feeling?
Judging or Perceptive?
Learn best when in action
Value physical activity
Like to study with others
Learn by talking.
Discuss what you have learned with
Like variety and action. Take frequent
breaks and do something active.
Extraverts can get so distracted by
activity and socialization that the
studying does not get done.
Learn best by pausing to think
Prefer to study individually
Need quiet for concentration
Find a quiet place to study by yourself.
Plan to study for longer periods of time
so you can concentrate.
Find places with minimal distractions
such as the library.
Unplug the phone.
This type may miss out on sharing ideas
with others and the fun and social life of
Seeks specific information
Values what is practical
Likes hands-on experience
Wants clear assignments
Good at mastering facts and details.
Think about practical applications to
Ask, “How can I use this.”
Seeks quick insights
Uses imagination to go beyond the facts
Values what is original
Reads between the lines
Good at learning concepts and theories
Ask yourself, “What is the main point?”
Since this type focuses on general
concepts and theories, they are likely to
miss the details and facts. To learn the
details, organize them into broad
categories that have meaning for you.
Wants objective material to study
Logic guides learning
Likes to critique new ideas
Finds flaws in an argument
Learns by challenge and debate
Wants logical presentations
Thinking types are good at logic.
Ask yourself, “What do I think of these
Debate or discuss your ideas with
Allow time to think and reflect on your
Wants to be able to relate to the
Personal values are important
Likes to please instructors
Learns by being supported and
Wants faculty who establish personal
rapport with students
Search for personal meaning to
Help others to learn.
Whenever possible, choose classes that
relate to your personal interests.
Find a comfortable environment for
Find ways to organize the material to
learn it easier.
If possible, select instructors who
present material in an organized way.
Set goals and use a schedule to
Use a daily planner or to-do list.
This type tends to be structured and
controlled which can limit creativity.
They may be in conflict with others who
are less organized.
They may be overachievers who get
Good at looking at the possibilities and
keeping the options open.
Allow time to be thorough and complete
Have fun while learning.
Study in groups with a mixture of
perceptive and judging types.
USE 2 LETTERS
Group Activity: Divide into 4
Group Activity: Make a list of
adjectives that describe your
favorite teacher. Have the
recorder write your responses
on the board.
HERE ARE SOME
Role model Prepared
Dedicated In Control
Take Charge Step by step
To the Point Rewards for Good Work
Unpredictable Laid Back
Sense of Humor Flexible
On the Go Patient
Different Perspectives Try New Things
Role Model Supportive
Logical Thinking Creative
Problem Solving Precise
Lab Experiences Praises Ingenuity
What if your personality does
not match the teacher’s
Choose a different teacher.
Notice your mental pictures
and let them go!
As if they were
Group Activity: Adapting to
Different Teaching Styles
Describe your learning style.
How does your personality affect your
How does learning style affect career
choice? For example, if you are a
judging type who is good at details and
organization, what career would match
Developed by Howard Gardner
Defined as the human ability to solve
problems or design or compose things
valued in at least one culture
Broadens the scope of human potential
Intelligences put to work
Measured by your performance
You can develop these areas and
become competent in each one
Your textbook provides an
opportunity to explore your
These intelligences work
together in complex ways to
make us unique individuals.
Summing Up Learning Style
Keys to Success:
Create Your Success
Victor Frankl, concentration camp
survivor and author of Man’s Search for
Create Your Success
We make decisions and choices that
create the future.
Our behavior leads
to our success or failure.
Sometimes we blame others
My parents did it to me.
My teacher gave me a poor grade.
My boss gave me a poor evaluation.
When we take responsibility
for our actions, we create our
Ask these questions:
How did I create this situation?
How can I make the best of it?
What can I do about it now?
If I didn’t create it, how do I choose to
react to it?
Sometimes you do not create it all.
You can still choose your attitude and
reaction to what has happened.
Author of Seven Habits of Highly
Chooses to use the word:
Suggests that we use resourcefulness
and initiative to create the future we
Create Your Success