Learning Modalities PowerPoint Presentation

Heather Covert
Erica Hershberger
Theresa Lemus Santos
Keely Maurer
Sarah Samblanet
Perception plays a key role in
learning, and the channels through
which perception occurs vary.
These perceptions are referred to
as modalities.
Learning modalities refer to the style learners use to concentrate
on, process, and retain information.
Visual (30%)
Auditory (25%)
Kinesthetic (15%)
Mixed Modalities (30%)
A critical relationship between our students and
learning in the classroom is association. The
brain draws from an enormous wealth of
Each child would have a greater probability of
drawing associations if we allow them the
advantage of using multiple senses. More
neural pathways within the brain would be
Multi-sensory instruction combines auditory,
and kinesthetic elements to reinforce
each other for
optimal learning.
People who learn best when information is presented visually
when in a written language format are visual learners.
Visual learners benefit from instructors who use the blackboard
overhead projector) to list the essential points of a
provide them with an outline to follow
lecture, or who
along with during lecture.
Visual Learners also will benefit from information obtained
textbooks and class notes.
Visual learners tend to like to study by themselves in a quiet
Visual Learners often see information "in your mind's eye" when they
are trying to remember something.
Mind wanders during verbal activities.
Has trouble following or remembering verbal instructions
Prefers to observe rather than actively participate in
activities and discussions
Likes to read silently
Is neat and organized
Pays attention to detail
Has neat handwriting
Is a good speller
Easily memorizes by seeing pictures and diagrams
Is usually quiet, shy, or reserved
To aid recall, make use of “color coding” when studying new
information in your textbooks or notes.
Write out sentences and phrases that summarize key
information obtained from your textbook and lecture.
Make flashcards of vocabulary words and concepts that need
be memorized.
When learning information presented in diagrams or
illustrations, write out explanations for the information.
When learning mathematical or technical information, write
in sentences and key phrases your understanding of
the material.
Make use of computer word processing.
Before an exam, make yourself visual reminders of
information that must be memorized.
learn best by HEARING information
can remember quite accurately the details of
lectures or conversations
strong vocabulary skills
learning a foreign language may be easy
often possess musical talents
sub-vocalizes information for comprehension
when reading and studying
good at sounding out words
naturally remembers names
reading quickly
reading directions
reading silently for a long period of time
easily distracted by sounds
refrains from expressing feeling verbally
always wants to talk
Use auditory activities to bridge
reading and writing skills:
record written stories
have a student read out
loud to another student
have books on tape on
have discussions over
what has been read
Help auditory learners to increase
knowledge about language
and culture by:
 attending lectures
 asking questions
 listening to the radio
 joining a choir
Learn through senses
Learn by experience
Muscle memory is important
Don’t require instructions to assemble something
Respond well to interpersonal relationships
Remember stories and metaphors
Learn to read using whole words and context clues
May be athletic
Can have difficulties sitting for long periods of time
Taps pencil or foot while thinking
Uses excessive hand gestures and body language
Makes physical contact with people when talking to them
Tends not to enjoy reading
Is unorganized
Is a poor speller
May have trouble memorizing lists, numbers, etc.
Is outgoing
Easily expresses emotions
Take notes using diagrams
Move while you read
Do hands-on-work when possible
Use flash cards you can move around on a table
Read aloud
Write out information when studying
Use color coding
Listen to course information on tape while you move (or
recite to yourself)
Take frequent breaks when working and move/stretch
Try studying in a position other than a chair in front of a
Find a way in which fidgeting allows you to focus on