Nobody is Dumb – We Learn Differently

“I am not slow nor dumb I just learn in a special way distinct from others.” – Toyin Oladejo

 


The Society need to understand and learn that there are different styles of learning. When we share knowledge in a “wrong style”, it might affect the learner‘s response to receiving the knowledge.

That begs the question – how can I know the right learning style to adopt when sharing knowledge? Not to worry, we have the answers right here.

What Are the Different Learning Styles?

– Visual (spatial) Learner:

Visual learners are those who prefer learning by observing things. Using pictures, images, diagrams, whiteboards and more helps these types of learners understand information better.

– Aural (auditory) Learner:

Sound and music are a strong suit for these types of learners who typically have a good sense of rhythm. These learners are usually singers or musicians who are familiar with different instruments and the sounds they make.

Verbal (linguistic) Learner:

These learners prefer using words, both in speech and writing. They can easily express themselves and usually love to read and write.

– Physical (kinesthetic) Learner:

Whether it’s by using their body or hands, these learners are all about the sense of touch. Physical activities and sports play a big part in these student’s lives.

– Logical (mathematical) Learner:

If there is logic, reasoning and numbers involved, these learners are sure to excel. These students function and solve complex problems by employing strategies and their scientific way of thinking.

– Social (interpersonal) Learner:

Learning in groups and working with others is favored by social learners. These students know how to communicate effectively and enjoy collaborating with others, brainstorming and discussing ideas and concepts.

– Solitary (intrapersonal) Learner:

These students prefer to use self-study and work alone. They are independent and are very self-aware and in tune with their thoughts and feelings. These learners prefer being away from the crowds and learn best in a quiet place where they can focus on the task at hand.

After identifying the learning style of a student, we need to create the safe environment to allow them explore and be encouraged to grow at their own pace without negative pressure and unnecessary comparisons which is a buzzkill.

Few advantages below from using the right learning style: As a learner/student, you will experience:

  • Increase in self-confidence
  • Improvement in your self-image
  • Teaches you how to use your brain best
  • Gives you insight into your strengths, weaknesses, and habits
  • Enables you to enjoy any learning process
  • Inspires greater curiosity and motivation for lifelong learning
  • Shows you how to take advantage of your natural skills and inclinations

Nobody is dumb! Our learning pattern and mental ability just differs. Let’s embrace and recognise everyone’s learning process and expression.

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