LEARN BY HEARING & WRITING
VAK In ACTION
When Amilya is using the VAK inside companies for learning and team building there is a direct correlation between a students’ preferred learning mode and their behavior and comprehension.
Over and over again she found:
For Business LEADERS & TRAINERS
Identifying your leaders, team and tasks based on the underlining visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learning or primary skill-set needed and aligning each with your overall desire or deliverable, will prove to be beneficial for your entire team and company overall culture. This methodology demonstrated to me that by allowing people to access information in terms they are comfortable with will increase not only their retention but also has a huge influence on their confidence, job satisfaction and sense of belonging within the company.
Presenting in the learning style they prefer may not necessarily increase the learner’s motivation to learn but it absolutely does decrease the resistance associated with learning. So while some may hold the position that learning style may not enhance the learning outcome, it can be proven that it does enhance the learning experience.
Here is a LIVING EXAMPLE:
A client was introducing a new product/service to their team and asked why they did not offer a podcasts of the expert level training. The team leader had a difficult time even considering this as a viable learning option. For him he could not imagine trying to learn how to configure or learn something without being able to see a diagram or visual reference. For the team mate the visual guide had no relevance. It is fascinating to see how some will turn off the audio when given an opportunity to watch and others prefer to tune out watching to listen. There is not right or wrong it’s a matter of experience and preference.
You will find that each person will have very strong preferences for a particular learning style. As a leader or one striving for efficacies, understanding and incorporating each style allows for a freer flow of information in your life and in your business.
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About The AUDITORY LEARNING STYLE
Auditory/Verbal: an auditory-dominant learner prefers listening to what is being presented. He or she responds best to voices, for example, in a lecture or group discussion. Hearing his own voice repeating something back to a tutor or trainer is also helpful. An auditory and verbal learner learns best by listening and talking through problems. In order for this type of learner to be successful, they need to be able talk about their ideas and work through what they are learning. They learn through hearing things, but they are also good at writing responses and reports. Additionally, they will work better in an environment where they can listen to music or background noise while working.
These learners will respond to and use phrases such as:
When training an AURAL LEARNER:
In order to help this type of learner to be successful in the workplace, you need to allow them to listen to music or other noise while working. A good solution is to have them wear headphones. Be sure you take the time to talk to this worker throughout the project to make sure that they are thinking through the problem and that they fully understand what is expected throughout the project. This type of learner does best by talking things through. You can help them be successful by being a sounding board as they complete their work.
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HOW UNDERSTANDING LEARNING STYLES CAN SUPPORT CAREER GROWTH
Companies, big and small, love data. Data analysis offers a way to divulge meaning from tons of information and seemingly arbitrary numbers describing clients and customers. Data can be viewed in several different ways. Some data analysts love spreadsheets. Others will use charts and graphs. However, not everyone understands and processes data in the same way, and this is highly correlated to your learning style. If your boss provides an Excel file of historical monthly sales data, but you better understand data through pie charts, graphs, and illustrations, there are several programs available for translating data-heavy files into easy-to-understand visuals. Also, ask a colleague or your boss to talk through the data with you to ensure you fully understand what you’ve been given. Learning doesn’t stop with college graduation, nor does your learning style ever stop impacting the way you understand and take in information. Recognizing and understanding your learning style is how you can grow in your profession, and beyond.