Learning Styles in the Classroom

learning stylesOver the past several years, extensive studies have researched the concept of learning, and the ways in which information is presented and absorbed by the individual.  The theory of multiple intelligences states that each person is intelligent in their own way, with different strengths and capabilities that depend on circumstance, opportunity, and the way in which information is presented.

For example, in a traditional classroom, some students may find it difficult to remain focused while seated at school furniture for hours on end. These students may prefer a more active approach to learning, or in other words, may be kinesthetic learners.

Other learning styles include visual, aural/auditory and reading/writing (or lingual).