to Learn in Order to Teach
Auditory : Listeners and 'Own
Recognition of Primary
Directed at Primary Learning Style
the late elementary
years some students, primarily females, become auditory learners, who
to listen and discuss.
Voice' Learners learn
by hearing repetitions of their own voice and talk out loud as a part
the reasoning process.
pantomimes, or charades.
to perform (or listen
to) music than do (or view) art,
things talked about
in class better than things read.
names, forgets faces.
copying materials from
the bulletin or blackboard.
jokes or riddles better
than cartoons or crossword puzzles.
games with lost of action
or noises better than checkers or most other board games.
make math mistakes
because of not noticing the sign or because of reading the numbers or
last one to notice something
new e.g. that the classroom was painted or that there is a new bulletin
activities are difficult.
a fingers as a pointer
frequently or whistle to
self when working.
complains of eye problems
but tests are normal or glasses are correct strength.
reading from the computer,
especially when the backgrounds are busy.
poorly on 'Matching' test
out words when writing,
or sometimes writes words or letters backwards.
mix up words that
look similar (pill-pull, bale-hale).
words such as listen, hear,
listening but cannot
wait to talk.
are long and repetitive
distracted by competing
of tapes for reading and
for class and lecture notes.
by interviewing or
by participating in discussions.
test questions or directions
read aloud or put on tape.
- Though we see the
words, most of us process the information by hearing ourselves say the
words. As a result, researchers identify people who prefer to process
reading, auditory learners
text out aloud.
learners create mnemonics
to aid memorization;
music to aid memorization.
verbal analogies and story
telling to demonstrate a point.
work and projects.
carry on mental dialogues
and determine how to continue by thinking back on the words of others.
your profile or that of a child or student you might have been thinking
of? Go on to
to Learn the Visual Way or
to Learn the Kinesthetic/ Tactual Way and see if either more
match the person.
If you know of a
learner and have tried other methods successfully to engage their
and retention of information, please feel free to add your tips via
References and Further Reading
the DVC Learning
Style Survey for College, by Catherine Jester, Learning Disability
Fruit Bats, Cats,
Mole Rats: Lifelong Learning at the Zoo. ERIC/CSMEE Digest,
S.Thomson, Jason J. Diem, http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed372966.html
and Instruction by Karen Hood http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT705/EMT705.Hood.html