Individuals learn best in many different ways, sometimes using a variety of learning styles. A learning style is the more or less consistent way in which a person perceives, conceptualises, organises and recalls information.


Learning styles are important because:

  • People learn better, more quickly and more enjoyably if the teaching methods used match their preferred learning styles.
  • As learning improves, so does self-esteem. This has a positive effect on learning.
  • People who are negative about learning may become interested again.
  • A range of learning styles ensures that every one enjoys the events or programme.


There are various learning styles. Some of the classification systems that have been developed are listed below – for more information click on them:


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