Educators generally agree that there are three main learning styles:
- No-one uses one of the styles exclusively, and there is usually significant overlap in learning styles.
- Some people learn by seeing (visual); some people learn by hearing (auditory); some people learn by doing (tactile-kinesthetic)
- During childhood, each person advances through various stages of each style.
- Young children are all kinesthetic learners. Visual and auditory preferences emerge later.
- Each person is born with tendencies toward one main style.
- The dominant style may not always be the same. It may vary or be combined with others, according to the nature of the activity
Learning style affects how a person:
- acts in a group
- relates to others
- solves problems