Eight Styles of Learning

Linguistic Learner

  • likes to: read, write and tell stories.
  • is good at: memorizing names, places, dates and trivia.
  • learns best by: saying, hearing and seeing words.

Logical/Mathematical Learner

  • likes to: do experiments, figure things out, work with numbers, ask questions and explore patterns and relationships.
  • is good at: math, reasoning, logic and problem solving.
  • learns best by: categorizing, classifying and working with abstract patterns/relationships.

Spatial Learner

  • likes to: draw, build, design and create things, daydream, look at pictures/slides, watch movies and play with machines.
  • is good at: imagining things, sensing changes, mazes/puzzles and reading maps, charts.
  • learns best by: visualizing, dreaming, using the mind’s eye and working with colours/pictures.

Musical Learner

  • likes to: sing, hum tunes, listen to music, play an instrument and respond to music.
  • is good at: picking up sounds, remembering melodies, noticing pitches/rhythms and keeping time.
  • learns best by: rhythm, melody and music.

Bodily/Kinesthetic Learner

  • likes to: move around, touch and talk and use body language.
  • is good at: physical activities (sports/dance/acting) and crafts.
  • learns best by: touching, moving, interacting with space and processing knowledge through bodily sensations.

Interpersonal Learner

  • likes to: have lots of friends, talk to people and join groups.
  • is good at: understanding people, leading others, organizing, communicating, manipulating and mediating conflicts.
  • learns best by: sharing, comparing, relating, cooperating and interviewing.

Intrapersonal Learner

  • likes to: work alone and pursue own interests.
  • is good at: understanding self, focussing inward on feelings/dreams, following instincts, pursuing interest/goals and being original.
  • learns best by: working alone, individualized projects, self-paced instruction and having own space.

Naturalistic Learner:

  • likes to learn through interaction with the natural environment
  • sensitivity to environment and natural world -rocks, trees, flowers, clouds, birds
  • enjoys: nature hikes, classifying and growing plants, feeding animals, studying with magnifiers





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