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Comparing various theories regarding learning styles

Learning Styles Comparison 1

VARK 2

  • Aural / Auditory (vArk)
  • Kinesthetic (varK)
  • Multimodal (MM)
  • Read/write (vaRk)
  • Visual (Vark)

The Seven Learning Styles 3

  • Aural (auditory) : You prefer using sound and music.
  • Logical (mathematical) : You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
  • Physical (kinesthetic) : You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
  • Social (interpersonal) : You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
  • Solitary (intrapersonal) : You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
  • Verbal (linguistic) : You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
  • Visual (visual) : You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.

Howard Gardner's theory multiple intelligences 4

  • Logical (mathematical) : Learns best by classify or categorize things.
  • Musical/Rhythmic (auditory) : Learns using melody or rhythm.
  • Naturalist (?) : Learns by working with, and experiencing, nature.
  • Physical (kinesthetic) : Learns best by actually doing something.
  • Social (interpersonal) : Learns by relating to others.
  • Solitary (intrapersonal) : Learns best when they are alone.
  • Verbal (linguistic) : Learns best through linguistic skills including reading, writing, listening, or speaking.
  • Visual (visual) : Learns best if there are visual aids around to guide the learning process.

New London Group 5

  • Audio (auditory) : music, ambient sounds, noises, alerts
  • Gestural Representation : movements of limbs, expressions of the face, eye movements and gaze, etc.
  • Oral Language : live or recorded speech
  • Spatial (spatial) : proximity, spacing, layout, interpersonal distance, territoriality, etc.
  • Tactile (kinesthetic) : touch, smell and taste
  • Visual (visual) : still or moving image, sculpture, craft
  • Written Language : writing and reading
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