Overview of Learning Styles
After debating more of what my paper should be about I decided to look into how it might be important. Then I recalled taking these test to see what types of learners we were freshman year. After a bit of research I discovered what the different types of learning were in this article.
In total there are seven learning styles. The focus for my research paper will probably be spatial (visual) learners. These are people who like to use pictures or images to learn. Spatial learners use “The occipital lobes at the back of the brain (which) manage the visual sense. Both the occipital and parietal lobes manage spatial orientation.”
The second type of learning listed was aural, people who connect through music or sounds. Here “The temporal lobes handle aural content. The right temporal lobe is especially important for music.”
Verbal (linguistic) learners prefer talking it out, speech, or writing. This utilizes the frontal and temporal lobes.
The kids who tend to be fidgeting in their seats all class are usually physical (kinesthetic) learners. “The cerebellum and the motor cortex (at the back of the frontal lobe) handle much of our physical movement.”
Students who are advanced in math tend to be logistical thinkers. They prefer using logic, reasoning and systems. Logistical minds utilize “The parietal lobes, especially the left side, (which) drive our logical thinking.” Social and solitary thinking are the two opposite ways of learning. Socials mean that the individual can absorb more through talking to others or working with other people. Solitary means the individual works well on their own. “The frontal and temporal lobes handle much of our social activities. The limbic system also influences both the social and solitary styles. The limbic system has a lot to do with emotions, moods and aggression.”
Whatever area a student tends to like learning in will naturally be their strongest so knowing what type of learner you are...
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