The 3 Learning Styles

Audtory, Visual, and Tactile-Kinesthetic

Educators generally agree that there are three main learning styles:

  • visual
  • auditory
  • tactile-kinesthetic
  • 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:

  • learns
  • acts in a group
  • thinks
  • relates to others
  • solves problems
  • communicates
  • works