To allow students to reach their limitless potential we must first unlock the type of learner they are and how to properly cater to their needs, this is easier said than done.

Children, especially children who have just started school will be categorised from the moment they arrive into different variations of ‘ learners’, you have the visual learners who need content explained them via a visual aid, one they see the concept, they begin to understand it, the auditory learners who need their teachers to verbally explain the process to them and the tactile learners who need to be able to physically practice working on the task in order to comprehend it. Many students will fit into all 3 sub categories, but one variation will always be dominant when they’re learning.

Visual Learners

These students often relate to those who are creative, students who respond best to visual stimuli, including images, colours, and video graphic formats. Visual learners process information that they can see better than information that they hear like auditory learners. As such means that visual learners prefer to read over listening and write over speaking aloud.

Auditory Learners

Auditory learners respond best to work they can hear, for example music and videos that they can listen to at their own pace. Auditory learners depend on listening and speaking as a main way of learning. Auditory learners must always be able to hear what is being said by the teacher or auditory instructions via a speaker or projector in order to process and understand the content.

Tactile Learners

These are the students who will need to practice the question/content a few times to relate it to their muscle memory. Once these students have practiced a few times, they’re able to not only execute the set work perfectly but help teach it to others. Many tactile learners have gone on to become teachers.

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