Thursday, April 9, 2020

Learning Styles

For the longest time, I thought I was an auditory learner. But over time, that changed and I became better with visual learning. And then something clicked and I did really well with hands-on learning. The fact that all three tended to work equally for me, made me believe that those types of learning may not have been real or true. It wasn't so much that I had a specific way that would work best for me to learn, it was actually more about the environment and my comfort levels when learning.

This makes sense because there are so many different aspects of learning and actually comprehending what you learn. Some people do better in a loud environment while others do better in a quiet environment. This doesn't have anything to do with whether or not you're an auditory learner, it has to do with whether or not you get distracted by the smallest sound. It's a learning preference. Whether you like to be in large groups or learning alone, has to do with your comfort level around people, not whether or not you're an auditory learner that does well in lecture halls. It's a personality type. All of these are based on what works best for you as an individual without being placed into a category.

It makes sense that all of these studies have shown that different types of learners don't exist because people have too many aspects of their lives and personal preferences for them to be categorized into 3 main types. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, personal preferences, and their overall ability to learn and comprehend a specific subject. You can't possibly fit everyone into one of those three categories because many people learn in a combination of different ways.

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