- Note your child’s learning type
- Quick test for home
Note your child’s learning type
Are there different types of learning now or not? I believe that different children also learndifferently. Certainly, there are hardly any students who only record information via one channel. They only learn something when they hear it, see it, feel it, talk about it or link exercise with it. But there are certainly children who are easier to reach on one of these perceptual channels than on another.
So it makes perfect sense to watch a child well and find out when they react quickly and keep information well. This knowledge can of course also be used in school learning.
Perception channels vary in strength
When learning, i.e. recording a wide variety of information at school or at homework, your child must use their different channels of perception. These are usually very different in their pronounced strength. Depending on the type of learning your child belongs to, learning can be easier with the optimal presentation. So whether your child learns new content quickly and effectively is not insignificant because of how it is presented.
Smart students definitely use the learning channel that is most pronounced for them, but to do so they need to know their learning behaviour. You can see how your child learns best and which perceptual channels they should use through a small learning type test. Three different types of learning can be roughly distinguished, the visual, the acoustic and the motor learning type, and the communicative channel also helps with meme. The more channels that are addressed during learning, the better. A combination of the two strongest learning channels, if possible, brings the greatest success.
You can download our great learning type test here
Quick test for home
If you only need an approximate result, you can also perform this quick test with your child. If you want to know more, we recommend downloading our learning type test.
Test the auditory channel
Take the learning type test from class 2 – how many words can your child remember?
1. Read the following words to your child, remember as many of them as possible:
washing machine, coniferous forest, snowman, wall wallpaper, summer holiday, window glass, telephone handset, leather jacket, hiking shoe, window sill
Now let your child use the 6 and 2 series of the Resocite once. Afterwards, it should have as many words as possible Write.
Acoustic learning type: My child has been using _________ words with his acoustic memory.
Test the visual channel
2. Place a piece of paper with the following words. Let it read the words quietly, about a minute long, and then flip the sheet.
glove, mural, parquet floor, water bottle, knocking noises, Full beard, snakeskin, picture frame, frame, headphones
Now let your child use the 8 and 3 series of the Resocite once. Afterwards, it should have as many words as possible Write.
Visual learning type: My child has _________ words with his visual memory.
Test the tactile motor channel
3. Place a piece of paper with the following words that it should write off quickly. Then take the sheet itself.
mouth shower, wristwatch, carnival costume, shirt button, window glass, transparent cover, dog collar, swimsuit, tantrum, bicycle chain
Now let your child use the 7 and 4 series of the Resocite once. Afterwards, it should have as many words as possible Write.
Motorlearning type: My child has _________ words with his tactile-motor memory.
Result: In which task did your child have the most can remember words? The result is a clear indication of his preferred learning channel. In the future, present learning material as often as possible via this learning channel.
Examples to work according to learning type
|visual learning type||acoustic learning type||tactile-motor learning type|
|Learn vocabulary||Mark word fields with colored pens, text marking, colorful sticky notes||Vocabulary on speech and listening, radio plays, podcasts||Pantomime represent vocabulary, write down words frequently|
|Learn one-off||Paint and hang posters with the rows||The arithmetic rows sing, a melody for each row Invent||One-off rows with coloured paper clips “build”|
|Remember spelling rules||Mark difficult spellings in color (e.g. to each -sch- and -ch- paint a red and a blue circle)||Use tanned donkey bridges (e.g. he, she, it – the s must always be with)||Turn swing exercises into difficult stumbling blocks, Writing words backwards|
|Learn data by heart||decades / centuries of color and thus Building donkey bridges||Read stories from the respective time / audiobook||Role-playing, replaying events|
|Solving text tasks||Parts of the text task (signal words, quantities, units) mark in color||In conversation from the concise task, a comprehensible Making history||Replay a text task or recreate it with Playmobil, to find the bill and solution|
And what about the communicative element?
A good question. Research indicates that active exchange over a topic greatly increases the likelihood of retention. Recording something with his perceptual channels and then talking about it in a group with others is the best way to acquire knowledge and keep it for a longer period of time. The learning curve from Ebbinghaus from our video shows how this works best. In addition to the learning types, there are also learning personalities, you can find out more here.
Learning professionals use their tools
Over time, your child learns how to best information. Depending on the type of learning, it should be the most important always have tools at your disposal to work with them in the classroom. Can. Colorful pens, post-its and picture cards (e.g. vocabulary), in the acoustic learning type, an MP3 can be provide valuable services to your child by taking up information or for example, a small rubber ball, which is used in the motor learning type, helps to can be kneaded rhythmically in the hand.