Defining Aural Learners

earBefore one commits their child to a school that believes in an aural style of education, one should identify if they have a good amount of the features attributed to these children. They include: being a good listener, responding better to listening than seeing, has a good reaction to music, does less well when reading and writing, are able to repeat verbal instructions and will often be found humming to themselves.

The best way to help these aural-based learners is to find a school that encourages the kids to study in groups and discuss the material, offer recorded lectures and study sessions, reduce the ideas written about to the main principles at a 3 to 1 ratio and then put them on tape.

In addition, teachers should make the most comfortable environment possible for the students. Put away the folding tables, get out the comfortable chairs and have the students sit quietly while they listen to the recorded texts. Questions should be thereafter read aloud, and problems to be worked out should also be discussed rather than written about. Really the best way for these students to learn is by participating in all class debates and make speeches. When the students respond to these types of methods, it is clear that they are aural learners.