The Visual Learning Style

glassesThe visual learning style uses pictures, images, colors and maps.  Educators who adopt this method are particularly good at visualizing any objects – from banquet tables to soccer fields – as well as plans and results, just by thinking about them.  They are also good at navigating maps as they have a very strong spatial awareness and sense of direction.  Many of these teachers choose to use whiteboards and enjoy any kind of pen-on-paper method (like drawing, painting, doodling, etc.).

There are many phrases common to teachers using the visual learning method.  These include:  “I’d like to get a different perspective; See how this works for you; [and] Let’s take a different look at this.”  When it comes to techniques, systems diagrams are popular, as well as mind maps, color, layout and spatial organization and the swish technique for changing behaviors.