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Learning Styles

Styles as related to the way you learn has many facets. Beginning in the sixties and seventies, educational researchers began to propose methods of learning that can be enhanced by self-understanding of the sensory system and brain development. One theory of style is categorized by the senses: hearing, seeing and touching. Other research has focused on thinking processes or leadership styles. The many theories have different foci and different validity factors.

Regardless of which theory you follow or if you utilize them comprehensively, there are benefits from knowing what your style is and using it to assist in more effective studying and life management. To discover your innate learning preferences, go to the following website and access a few of the on-line assessment tools to discover whether you are an auditory, visual, kinesthetic, or another style of learner.

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