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Types of Learners

Types of Learners

Like personality, behaviour, and DNA, each student has their style of learning. According to Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory, there are seven different types of learners.

Auditory Learners

Auditory learners like explanations and examples to be explained to them. They commonly gravitate towards musical aspects of learning or group learning and will often speak to themselves when learning.

Visual and Spatial Learners

Visual learners learn through visual concepts such as diagrams, charts, or drawings. They like to create or watch others creating, are often organised and, like colours.

Verbal Learners

Verbal learners are quite intellectual and prefer writing or speaking. They have an affinity for reading and writing, word games, and poetry and prefer to take notes or talk about subjects.

Logical and Mathematical Learners

Logical and Mathematical learners often think logically and prefer subjects with concrete answers such as mathematics, science, or accounting.

Physical or Kinaesthetic Learners 

Kinaesthetic learners often prefer a ‘hands-on’ approach and learn by physically doing.

Interpersonal Learners

Interpersonal learners have a preference for group or collaborative work and, whether they are speaking or listening, they thrive in these settings.

Intrapersonal Learners

Intrapersonal learners are often solitary learners and prefer to work independently.

Many students will have a strong affinity towards one of the seven types of learning; however, they may also fit into more categories.

Do you know which type of learner your child is?

‘If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn’- Ignacio Estrada