Learning Styles Workshop

LOC students participated in a workshop that addressed learning styles Tuesday in the Teaching and Learning Center.

Spanish professor Telissah Williams facilitated the workshop, designed to assist students in understanding and identifying their learning styles.

“Learning styles are the preferential way students absorb information,” Williams explained. She presented three styles: auditory, kinesthetic and visual.

Professor Williams included a brief video on how to effectively utilize learning styles.

Auditory learners learn best by hearing the information from their instructors, themselves, or a tape recorder.

Kinesthetic learners learn best through bodily movements such as skits or charades.

Visual learners learn best by seeing the information in the form of notes and Powerpoints.

Williams incorporated a Spanish lesson to illustrate differences in style, teaching the same skill three separate times to appeal to each group of learners in the workshop.

She finalized the workshop with a learning style quiz so students could determine their learning styles as compared to their perceived styles.

“Today I found out that I’m a kinesthetic learner, and I thought I was a visual learner all this time,” said sophomore Eddie Hollins.