Comparing various theories regarding learning styles
Learning Styles Comparison
The Seven Learning Styles
- Aural / Auditory (vArk)
- Kinesthetic (varK)
- Multimodal (MM)
- Read/write (vaRk)
- Visual (Vark)
Howard Gardner's theory multiple intelligences
- 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.
New London Group
- 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.
- 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