We all perceive the world using the same senses, but each of us prefers different information channels. Depending on the type of sense dominating in the learning process, we are divided into auditory, visual and sensory (kinesthetics). Which of these categories we fall into has a decisive influence on the selection of the right way of audio visual learning.
How should visual learners learn?
Reading is the strongest side of visual learning style. Visual learners usually talk quickly and imagine what they are talking about as if they were talking with pictures. They see every word they say. They learn by remembering where what was written on the page, because they see the memorized text and thus reproduce it. When they speak, a lot of words are about images, colors, vision, etc.
Visual learners easily remember faces, worse names and surnames. The television image is for them an important source of not only sensations, but also information. Painting, sculpture, graphics are areas of art that appeal to them most. About 29% of people have visual preferences, like to learn by watching or observing the show, they are able to “see” their goal and present it using moving and still images. They are expressive: they easily cry or “kill with their eyes”, they do not like to talk a lot, they like order and neatness.
There are also some facts about visual learners:
– you try to see the word
– you talk a little and do not like to listen too long,
– you like to use words such as: see, imagine, imagine,
– you are distracted by disorder or movement,
– you forget names but you remember faces or meeting place,
– you prefer face-to-face meetings,
– you like descriptive scenes, or stop for a moment to imagine the action,
– you like to watch presentations, diagrams, slides or posters.
Visual aids absorb material best when they have properly structured notes. The visual learning strategies of taking notes is key here. Tables, charts, diagrams, audiovisual aids, the use of multi-colored underlines and distinctions, slogans or keywords placed on various cards hung in visible places at eye level can be helpful. When learning, they like to use video tapes, slides or photos. Visionists appreciate order, while distraction and clutter and movement distract them.
It will be the hardest for the visionaries at the oral exam, but they will cope with the test especially if they have already practiced solving tests.
So if you’re a visual person:
- Take notes and include tables, diagrams, charts, drawings.
- Underline the more important parts of the text you read.
- Create a mind map.
- Hang cards with passwords you want to remember at home.
These tips should help each visual learner who is currently struggling with some learning issue!