Institute of Learning Styles Research

Overview of the Seven Perceptual Styles

 
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Aural Learner - An Aural Learner

  • Tends to remember and repeat ideas that are verbally presented
  • Learns well through lectures
  • Is an excellent listener
  • Can reproduce symbols, letters or words by hearing them
  • Likes to talk
  • Enjoys plays dialogues, dramas
  • Can learn concepts by listening to tapes
  • Enjoys music
  • Can repeat or fulfill verbal instructions

Click on each modality to find out more characteristics

 
Print - refers to seeing printed or written words.
Aural - refers to listening.
Haptic
- refers to the sense of touch or grasp.
Interactive - refers to verbalization.
Kinesthetic - refers to whole body movement.
Olfactory - refers to sense of smell and taste.
Visual - refers to seeing visual depictions such as pictures and graphs.