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Learning Styles

 

Maximizing Your Student’s Learning by Recognizing and Utilizing All Learning Styles

Learning Styles: ways in which the brain effectively gathers and processes information to learn

The three learning styles (3) assessed include auditory learners, kinesthetic learners, and visual learners.

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HolyStar School systematically incorporates within its curriculum and programs methods to stimulate learning in these three major learning style areas.

VISUAL LEARNING

Learn by:

1. Reading, observing, or illustrating.

2. Using strong visual associations.

Learning is strengthened by:

  • Note-taking and illustrating.
  • Experiencing visually stimulating objects.
  • Underlining and highlighting.
  • Visualizing what is learned.

The HolyStar School program emphasizes visual learning by:

  • Color-coded PACE procedures.
  • Reading/writing daily PACE goals.
  • Computer software and keyboarding.
  • Colorful example activities.
  • Puzzles, mazes, visual tracking activities.
  • Brightly illustrated PACE curriculum.

AUDITORY LEARNING

Learn by:

1. Listening to verbalized teaching.

2. Remembering by mentally forming the sounds of words.

Learning is strengthened by:

  • Verbalizing aloud to memorize and solve problems.
  • Using rhythm and music patterns.
  • Drilling aloud to learn concepts.
  • Minimizing distractions.

The HolyStar School program emphasizes auditory learning by:

  • Scripture memory recitation.
  • Devotions, enrichment class discussion.
  • Multimedia curriculum.
  • Oral reports, recitations.
  • Oral vocabulary reading.
  • Oral social studies assignments.
  • Supervisor-directed curriculum discussion.

KINESTHETIC LEARNING

Learn by:

1. Experiencing what one sees and hears.

2. Physical movement and tactile activities.

Learning is strengthened by:

  • Having frequent breaks.
  • Physically participating in the learning process.
  • Writing notes or highlighting information while listening.
  • Completing projects/books filled with action.

The HolyStar School program emphasizes kinesthetic learning by:

  • Computer software and keyboard usage for tactile stimulation.
  • Manipulatives.
  • Student convention participation.
  • Active breaks and enrichment classes (P.E., Music, Art, etc.).
  • Active social studies and science projects.
  • Questions requiring
 

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