You must have noticed in school or in college that everyone has their own style of learning.
Now, most people do not fall under one specific type; they are usually a cross between two or three and the dynamics of each style interact effectively to enable learning in a way that suits the individual best.
The 4 most important styles of learning are:
There are some who learn better by writing notes while reading or reproducing the text after studying in order to study and memorise the text.
Having participated in a small program where my high school psychology class was taught how to teach those with learning disabilities, I know the importance of recognizing one’s own style but the most effective learning technique is that of teaching others. Tutoring and participating in study groups help in reinforcing learned information. After all, to teach, you must learn twice.
Now, learning styles are not only useful to students in the midst of revision but also to educators who may insist that there is only one way to learn and impose this upon students, thinking they know best. Teachers can utilize this information to make their classes and lectures more appealing to different types of learners. Exams also ought to cater to these different styles.