Learning Styles

I am currently researching about learning styles of the kids. I want to be able to teach them here at home and motivate them to learn by customizing my teaching style based on their individual learning styles.There are 7 learning styles according to Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory. They are the Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, Visual, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal.I got the following information from Children’s Corner.

The Linguistic child enjoys reading and writing more than the other kids. A Logical-Mathematical child is more interested in concepts and numbers. The Visual child learns best through pictures and images. If your child is Bodily-Kinesthetic, then he prefers to move and touch to learn.The Musical child needs rhythm and melody to learn something new. And the Interpersonal child learns best with other people around while the Intrapersonal child prefers being left alone to study.

Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence: The capacity to use language effectively.

These people have rich vocabulary and sensitivity to the meaning of words, grammar rules and the function of language in writing and orally. They enjoy listening and talking to people.

Kids in their young age enjoy listening and telling stories. They are effective in expressing them selves and convincing others by using the language and their rich vocabulary wisely.

They like word games and puzzles. These kids are always successful learners by listening and hearing. These people sort the information through their listening and repeating skills.

Logical and mathematical Intelligence: The capacity to use numbers effectively.

These people have ability to see relationships between objects and solve problems, as in calculus and engineering.

Children with high logical-mathematical intelligence are curios about how things work. They like to ask questions and investigate. They use numbers wisely and enjoy solving problems. They have the ability to understand logical patterns, categories and relationships, causes and effects. They enjoy strategy games, logical puzzles and experiments. They like to use computers.

Visual/Spatial Intelligence: Ability to think in images or pictures.

People with high visual intelligence are able to visualize three-dimensional objects. They take the information and translate it into images and pictures in their mind. When they need, they have the ability to retrieve the information through the images and pictures they restored earlier.

They have the ability to understand geometry and recognize the relationships of objects in space. Kids with visual intelligence in schools are successful in geometry. As well, they are very good in visual arts, sculpture, architecture and photography.

These kids enjoy mazes and jigsaw puzzles. They like to spend their free time drawing and building Legos. These kids are known as daydreamers.

Bodily kinesthetic Intelligence: Ability to use the body skillfully and to express oneself.

People with bodily intelligences use their body to communicate and solve problems. They are good with objects and activities involving their body, hands and fingers.

People with Bodily Intelligence prefer to learn trough their body or feelings. These people are more successful in learning if they can touch, manipulate and move or feel whatever they are learning.

Children with high Kinesthetic Intelligence learn best with activities: games, acting, hands-on tasks, building. These kids process the information by applying and through bodily sensation; for example in a classroom where people from history is acted out or an assignment which allow them build something such as Lego towers etc.

Children with Bodily Intelligence like being physically active, playing sports, dancing, and acting. They like doing crafts and working on mechanical projects.

Musical Intelligence: Capacity to understand and express oneself musically.

People with musical intelligence have ability to here and recognize tones, rhythms and musical patterns. They are even sensitive to nonverbal sounds in the environment. These people enjoy listening to music and singing to themselves.

Musical children usually play a musical instrument. They participate in school choir or school band. They like to sing or drum to themselves. They can remember and repeat a melody after listening it to once. They have ability to understand the structure of music to create melodies and rhythms. They learn through rhythm and melody. They need music to study or learn new things more easily if sung, tapped out, or whistled.

Interpersonal Intelligence: Ability to understand people and relationships.

People with interpersonal intelligence understand and care about people and their feelings, and interact effectively with them. They approach people with empathy and recognize differences among people and value their point of view with sensitivity to their motives, moods and intentions. These people are sensitive to facial expressions, gestures and voice. They always get along with others and they are able to maintain good relationships with one or more people among family and friends.

Kids with Interpersonal Intelligence have more than one friend. They care about their friends and like to help to solve their problems. These kids like to teach other kids, take place in school organizations and clubs. They have the ability to influence people and are natural leaders.

Intrapersonal Intelligence: Ability to think about and understand one’s self.

People with Intrapersonal Intelligence are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, moods and motivations. They have the ability for self discipline to achieve personal goals.

These children are self-motivated. They can monitor their thoughts and feelings and control them effectively. Intrapersonal children need their own quiet space most of the time, they prefer to study individually and learn best through observing and listening. These children like to play by them selves. They use self-knowledge to make decisions to set goals. They are sensitive to their own feelings and moods.

Comments

  1. onlinemommy says:

    Hi Mommy,I checked the site and it is very informative. Thank you for sharing.Thanks you din sa pagshare mo ng input sa entry ko. God Bless!

  2. a very helpful article momi.

  3. i might get some tips here. I had difficulty teaching Khalil now that he's in fourth grade. he used to be masipag in doing his assignments i don't know what happened to him. it really frustrates me as a mom.

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