Visual learners

Visual learners learn best by engaging their visual senses. The whiteboard, texts for reading, or information on computers all help them succeed in the classroom. It's important to distinguish that some visual learners prefer the written form of the language, such as a book that explains grammar or vocabulary. This preference is similar to an analytical approach. Other visual learners prefer diagrams or charts that illustrate grammar or vocabulary.   

Although most people believe notes aid memory, visual learners see notes as a prerequisite to memory. In other words, if they don't write down the information and/or draw charts and diagrams, then they won't remember the information. Note that listening skills are a primary component of oral communication. Extra opportunities should be given to build listening ability, with many opportunities for visual learners to hear and process the information. This learning style is also termed ‘spatial learning style’.

Suitable teaching and learning activities

  • Visual aids: chartsdiagramsimages, mind mapping, use of whiteboard
  • Flashcards with images and/or words
  • Use color, layout, and spatial organization
  • Allow and give time to write notes in the class


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