Styles and Types of Learning.
NOTE: This is written for tutors.
Students: DO NOT READ
As educators we were all taught that our students learned in three different ways:
My research has revealed another axis of learning:
- Learning by Classroom
- Learning by remote/on-line
- Learning by individual study
Just as each student has her own style of learning perception: visual; auditory; kinesthetic, she has her preferred style of learning “geography”. Some students do much better in a physical classroom, while many flourish in independent study.
If we acknowledge that learning “geography” matters then we are not just looking at three ways of tutoring but 3 times 3 or 9 ways of tutoring.
Only when we educators realize that just segmenting students by visual; auditory; and kinesthetic is not enough, can we begin to truly teach our students in the manner that they need, and not just what is comfortable for us.