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Different Types of Learning

Different Types of Learning

Research has shown that everyone learns differently. Just as we all have different natural talents, our brains absorb information more or less effectively in different environments. Discovering which learning techniques work for you is very important when it comes to acquiring new knowledge and skills. And it’s never too late to identify how you learn best. Here’s a review of the different types of learning you may suit:

Visual

People who are visual learners find it easiest to learn when using pictures, images and spatial understanding. This can also be called spatial learning.

Aural

People who are aural learners use music and sounds to learn and remember. This can also be called auditory-musical learning.

Verbal

People who are verbal learners use words, whether speech or in the written form, to learn. This can also be called linguistic learning.

Physical

People who like to move around when they learn, using their body, hands and overall sense of touch. This can also be called kinaesthetic learning.

Logical

People who use logic, systems and reasoning to understand problems and discover solutions. This can also be called mathematical learning.

Social

People who are most effective learners when they are working in groups and with other people around them. This can also be called interpersonal learning.

Solitary

People who prefer to learn when they are alone and are proficient self-studiers. This can also be called intrapersonal learning.
Modern education systems typically use a range of these learning styles to cater to all of their students. However, when you are actively looking to upskill yourself, you can pick and choose courses which use the learning style you know works best for you to maximise the results.

Ikonika Training offers a variety of courses and workshops, delivered in a range of styles. However, many of our courses include our customised video rehearsal and playback technique. This is a modern training style which has been identified as highly effective for all types of learners. The role-playing scenarios are followed by a review of initial footage and a constructive conversation which leads to a chance to role-play the scenario again based on the comments and recommendations of your course leader and peers. As a learning technique, video rehearsal and playback not only imparts knowledge but improves retention and recall long after the course has been completed.

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