There are many different theories about the way we learn....we are certainly not going to try and cover them here but we would like to suggest a couple of things:
Firstly, that everyone learns in a different way;
Secondly, that there is no 'best' way to learn that suits everyone; and
Thirdly, just because you may not do well in a particular subject does not mean that you are 'dumb'. (Think about the things you do really well that have nothing to do with school. Is the way you learn those things different to the way your learning is structured at school?)
At Studyvibe we suggest that everyone is 'wired' in a very unique way so there is no point in comparing ourselves with our classmates.
We focus on trying to get you as a learner to understand what your learning strengths and weaknesses are and what you can do to be a better learner. We want you to think about your thinking and to try and find the 'best' strategies that suit your preferred way of learning.
So what are the different ways of learning?
We are going to look at three different approaches. These three approaches are not the only ones but they may help you understand a little bit more about how you learn and why maybe you are stronger in some areas that others.
You can choose one, two or all approaches to explore. If this is an area of interest to you there are many more resources on the web you might like to look at. Start with some of the links we have provided.
VAK (Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic)
Right brain / left brain Dominance
To explore these approached further, check out the resources in the Links section.
This infographic provides another way of looking at learning styles. This form of informtion is great for visual learners.
Compiled By: OnlineCollege.org