Auditory Learner

Make your own tapes of important points you want to remember and listen to it repeatedly. This is especially useful for learning material for tests.

Teaching Strategies for the Auditory Learner

Remembers verbal instructions well.

Use different colours and pictures in your notes, exercise books, etc. This will help you remember them.

Enjoys class and group discussions.

During lessons, ensure auditory learners are in a position to hear well.

The auditory learner MUST HEAR things for them to have the best chance of learning.

Can remember oral instructions well.

Remembers what they say and what others say very well.

Using the auditory modality is the most difficult way to learn new material.

Prefers to discuss ideas they do not immediately understand.

Finds it difficult to work quietly for long periods of time.

Make flashcards for various material you want to learn and use them repeatedly, reading them out loud. Use different colours to aid your memory.

Understands information best when they HEAR it.

Ask your teacher if you can submit some work (if appropriate) as an oral presentation, or on audio tape.

Activity Suggestions for the Auditory Learner

When doing maths calculations, use grid paper to help you set your sums out correctly and in their correct columns.

When reading, skim through and look at the pictures, chapter titles, and other clues and say out loud what you think this book could be about.

Major Traits of the Auditory Learner

Remembers best through verbal repetition and by saying things aloud.

Learning Strategies for the Auditory Learner

Enjoys the opportunities to present dramatically, including the use of music.

Set a goal for your assignments and verbalise them. Say your goals out loud each time you begin work on that particular assignment.

Recite out loud the information you want to remember several times.

Enjoys classroom and small-group discussion.

Learning Strengths of the Auditory Learner

Write down key points or key words to help avoid confusion due to pronunciation.

Only 30% of the general school-age population is auditory.

Verbally expresses interest and enthusiasm.

Easily distracted by noise, but also easily distracted by silence.

Read out loud when possible. You need to HEAR the words as you read them to understand them well.

Generally, the auditory learner will remember 75% of what they hear in a lecture.

Study with a friend so you can talk about the information and HEAR it, too.

Incorporate multimedia applications utilizing sounds, music, or speech (use tape recorders, computer sound cards/recording applications, musical instruments, etc.).

Re-phrase points, questions. Vary speed, volume, pitch, as appropriate, to help create interesting aural textures.

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