Cross The Streams! Mix Learning Styles for Maximum Potential

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We know it’s been too long since we’ve brought you a great new article. We’ve been busy over here in the Beyond Cognition multi-verse.

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Everybody has a preferred learning style. Whether is through being a hands-on aka kinesthetic learner or through hearing someone talk you through the steps aka auditory learner, each individual has their own strengths and weaknesses. It’s time to tune up your styles and strengthen your methods.

 

First, let’s get the different learning styles ‘out there’ for analysis and interpretation. Then we can get into the suggested activities and applications.

Just do us one favor and ask yourself what do you know about learning styles before you get any further.

 

Essentially there are 7 different learning styles:

Visual (Spatial)- image based, using pictures and spatial awareness

Auditory (echoic-musical)- spoken word preference, sound cues, and music

Verbal (Linguistic)- Words in speech and text

Physical (Kinesthetic)- preference to bodily senses and touch

Logical (mathematical)- Use set rules or logic with basic reasoning

Social (interpersonal)- preference to learning with people, teachers, or group study

Solitary (intrapersonal)- preference for working alone, self study, and discovering on one’s own

 

With the styles in your working memory, try to get them deep into your long-term memory through encoding the information.

Here’s a quick tip on encoding to the long term memory.

 

-On a piece of paper or word document, define each style one-by-by in your own words. Then redefine it 3 or 4 more times. Use 2 to 3 words each. Remember, aim for comprehension.

 

Now it’s on to the fun stuff!

Here’s the activity we suggest:

Mix two styles in at least four different pairs.

I’ll give an example of a mixed pair.

Lets cross the physical with the verbal. We can go through a quick mindfulness exercise in just 5 steps.

Step 1. Bring your awareness on a hand. Focus on feeling the whole surface.

Step 2. Verbally state your actions. In example, say “I’m feeling the surface of my hand. I feel the back, and I feel the front.

Step 3. Let your words be your guide to shift your awareness all around your hand with more intensity. Tell yourself “Now, I’ll bring my awareness to my pointer finger. Now I’ll move it to my wrist. Now I’ll bring it to my middle finger.

Step 4. Ask yourself questions to gauge where you’re at. A few examples would be, “How well can I feel my hand? Is my awareness shifting with my verbal cues? How can I make the sensation more intense?”

Step 5. Repeat.

Voila! There is a simple example of mixing learning styles. Here’s a quick question to ask yourself.

How else can I mix learning styles? And, what result will the combinations do?

 

 

 

Here’s a link to make an inventory of your learning styles!

http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-learning-styles-quiz

Below is a quick video that goes deeper on the concept of combining learning styles and a few examples of application.

 

 


Post your comments below! We want to know how our activities change your behaviors.

 

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