What is visual learning and how to take advantage of it?

What is visual learning and how to take advantage of it.

Visual learners make up roughly 65% of the population of the UK. This means that chances are, you reading this right now probably have children that are visual learners.

Being the most common learning style in students. Most schools and tutors will cater to visual learning.

But what does it mean to be a visual learner? And how can you take advantage of it to ensure your children’s learning is more efficient?

Visual learners often have some of these characteristics:

·       Often like to draw pictures or write.

·       Usually, a good speller and has good handwriting.

·       Finds spoken instructions difficult.

·       Quiet by nature.

·       Remembers faces.

·       Notices details.

·       Likes to read.

You may find that most of you reading this have these characteristics, which makes sense considering 65% of us in the UK will be visual learners.

How can you take advantage of this?

·       Make notes as you will remember the information better.

·       Look at someone whilst they are talking to help you focus.

·       Visual learners often find it easier to work in a quiet place.

·       Use different colours to highlight important notes.

·       Sit as far away from a window or door as possible to avoid any visual distractions.

For myself personally, I find that highlighting important information in different colours helps me retain information best as a visual learner.

Experiment with these different ways of learning and find out what works best for you.

But what about the learning styles not catered to by schools and tutors?

In the next article, we will be exploring auditory learning and how to best learn within it.