Today we are going to talk to you about some learning styles that are not so recognized, but that are also very important. The methods of learning English (and other foreign languages), autonomous learning, among others so that you can work with your children at home.
As is known, there are several learning styles and each of these can be better or worse adapted to the way people learn.
For example, we as parents may have a preference for a learning style and our children may not like that style.
It is key that we try to use different styles with our children, students and ourselves to feel more comfortable with learning.
Learning styles you should know about
English learning methods
Usually the learning styles of English and other languages are a bit different than the conventional methods.
In addition to that, learning can be a little different for each person who wants to learn the language.
In general, some of the styles or methodologies for learning languages can be the following:
Make the language part of your life
One method that can be very helpful in learning languages is to understand that the more contact we have with the language, the easier it will be to learn it.
Therefore, it is important to look for ways and methods to make these languages part of our daily lives.
Listen and speak the language
While the vocabulary of the language is very relevant, hearing and speaking it is also key to learning it much faster and better.
Therefore, it is good that we listen to and repeat songs in the language, that we watch movies, among many other things.
These are just two English learning styles or English learning methods that can help you a bit to adapt your way of learning and have an easier time learning a completely new language.
Do not lose patience, keep in mind that the most important thing is perseverance.
Autonomous learning methods
For those of you who have never heard of autonomous learning, we tell you what it refers to.
Autonomous learning consists of taking some methodologies to be able to learn alone without the need for someone to teach us anything.
Those who learn autonomously are known as self-taught.
Autonomous learning styles are mainly based on:
• in understanding that learning will depend entirely on us
• and to understand how we should organize ourselves to achieve the final objective
It is not easy to take charge of our learning, but if we can do it, we will be able to learn many new things without the need to be supported by anyone.
There are different techniques that can be used in these learning methods, for example, some experts recommend:
- make mental maps
- speaking out loud
- have a list of notes
- create job tickets
- do exercises and practice what is learned
- and even try to teach another person what we are learning
Clearly this style has several drawbacks, most of which lie in the capabilities of the people trying to use it.
For example, if you are disorganized it will be difficult to adapt to the effort required to achieve self-learning.
On the other hand, you must do a lot of research and read enough to get to learn the most about a specific topic, which is not easy for those who do not have these well-worked qualities.
But let’s remember one thing and that is that learning styles have an enormous influence on learning to learn, therefore, it is very important that we try to find a style (it does not have to be autonomous learning) that suits us, or suits us. our children and students.
Neuroscience Learning Styles
It is quite interesting to read the studies that have been done over time on learning styles in neuroscience.
Most neuroscience experts say that the amount of literature and information that can be found on learning styles is not comparable and that each person has a learning style to which they respond best, compared to the few writings that are based on scientific evidence. really prove this.
What is assured from neuroscience is that some people have the ability to respond better to some form of learning, but perhaps they should not stick with just that style, just because the literature says they will learn only in that way.
It is possible that a person (child or adult) who responds very well to kinesthetic learning, can also respond without problems to another learning style, for example, visual learning.
What is sought with the studies carried out on learning styles in the light of neuroscience is that the validity of the so-called learning styles be fully justified and verified with evidence.
In summary, neuroscience does not want to imply that learning styles do not work, simply that it is important to do a variety of deeper studies to understand a little better how they work.
What scientists do say is that clearly each person can have a better or worse response to a form of learning and that, therefore, we should look for those forms that can offer us the best results.
Learning styles definitely help us focus on higher academic performance, yes, as long as we understand how to use them.
If in the past we have seen ourselves better adapted to visual learning styles, that does not mean that in the future and with other topics these styles will be the ones that best suit us.
If we don’t see the same results as before: shouldn’t we try other styles and see if anything has changed?
We remember you for this, our Learning Styles category where you will find a lot of valuable information about it.