The four different types of learners
- Date: 13 May, 2019
As part of Learning at Work week, we take a look at the four different types of learners and explore how they affect your presentations.
If you think back to your school or college days, you'll probably remember lots of different techniques people used to revise, whether that was creating flash cards, quizzing their peers or just reading the text book over and over again. You may have even argued with your peers about which method was the best - but the truth is that, when it comes to learning, one size does not fit all.
Scientists and psychologists have developed several different models to understand the different ways that people learn best. One popular theory, the VARK model, identifies four primary types of learners: visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. Each learning type responds best to a different method of teaching. For example, auditory learners will remember information best after reciting it back to the presenter, while kinesthetic learners will jump at the chance to participate in a hands-on activity.
When delivering a presentation to a room of people, you want your message to be understood by everyone. But how can you target everyone when there are so many different learning styles? Luckily, we have some simple tips to help you plan and deliver your presentation. Click on the button below to download a PDF version of the infographic named "The four different types of learners and how to engage them with your presentations!".
Want to find out which learning style you are? Take a look at this handy quiz from How To Study.