Teaching Tip of the Week

2/11/02
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Learning Styles, Part Two


A second type of learner is the visual learner. As you probably guessed, this person learns by sight. This means visuals are essential. This learner generally cannot learn just by listening, so a lecture style approach such as most sermons are wonít fly. You will loose their attention and notice that they will most likely either daydream or disrupt the class.

Think of any way that you can add a visual element to your teaching. Again, be creative. This can include not only pictures, but also room decorations, things to read, video and small objects. But donít forget that you are your best audio-visual aid. Use gestures and facial expressions that emphasize what youíre teaching. Acting out a narrative for the class also helps the visual learner.


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