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Life orientation

Grade 9

My future career

Module 7

Learning style

Types of learning styles

One of the first things that show you what kind of person you are, is the preference (style) you have with regard to how you learn. If you know what learning style you prefer, you can develop ways in which to compensate for your weak points and to develop your strong points.

Learning styles are, therefore, simply different approaches to learning.

1. Visual learners

  • Learn by seeing
  • Want to see the educator’s facial expression or body language
  • Enjoy sitting in the front row of the class
  • Like making notes in class
  • Think in pictures
  • Often learn best by using diagrams, pictures, the overhead projector, videos, etc.

2. Auditive learners

  • Learn by listening
  • Like to listen and to participate in discussions in class
  • Learn by taking notice of tone of voice, pitch and tempo at which the educator speaks
  • Benefit by reading texts loudly and by using a tape recorder.

3. Tactile or Kinesthetic learners

  • Learn by moving, doing or touching
  • Learn by exploring things – a “doing” approach
  • Become restless if they have to sit still for too long.

What is my learning style?


Tick the boxes that describe you best. The list with the most ticks should indicate your dominant learning style.

List 1 – visual learning style (see)

1. ask for verbal instructions to be repeated

2. watch speaker’s facial expressions and body language

3. like to take notes that can be checked later

4. remember best by writing down facts over and over a few times or by drawing diagrams or pictures

5. spell well

6. turn up the volume of the radio or TV

7. do not follow verbal instructions

8. like information to be presented visually (e.g. when it is written on the blackboard)

9. am good at drawing graphs, maps and other visual representations

10. can understand and follow directions on maps quite easily

11. believe that the best way to remember something is by means of a mental image

12. follow written instructions better than verbal instructions

13. am good with puzzles

14. often hear the words of a song incorrectly

15. am good at visual arts (drawing, painting, etc.)

List 2 – auditive learning style (hear) or audile

1. follow oral directions better than written instructions

2. would rather listen to a lecture than read up on a subject

3. understand better when it is read out loudly

4. struggle to keep work books neat

5. prefer to listen to the radio rather than to read the newspaper

6. sing, hum or whistle frequently

7. do not like to read from a greyish computer monitor

8. find it easy to distinguish between similar sounds

9. need to have maps, graphs and diagrams explained

10. enjoy talking to other people

11. talk to myself

12. chant when learning

13. would rather listen to music than look at paintings

14. often use finger as pointer when reading

15. like to tell stories, jokes and comparisons in order to illustrate a point.

List 3 – tactile or kinesthetic learning style

1. frequently touch objects

2. collect things

3. talk rapidly, gesticulate

4. fidget all the time (play with pen, keys, etc.)

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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