Four Major Learning Styles


Before we can understand these, we have to understand that the reason people have different learning styles is that they PERCEIVE and PROCESS experiences in different ways. (Carl Jung a European psychatrist has done extensive studies in this area)

"Sensor Children" learn best by personalizing an experience. They learn because they enjoy the teacher and the way the teacher presents the subject. OR they learn because a friend is taking the same class. RELY ON FEELINGS to LEARN.

"Thinker Children" learn best by thinking about, or analyzing their experiences. Because they RELY ON REASON and LOGIC to LEARN.


"Observer Children" learn best by watching and observing others before they try to do something new.

"Doer Children" learn best by active involvement. Jump right in and learn something new.

What do these four learning styles mean in terms of how children learn?

Children who are SENSORS/OBSERVERS are most concerned with why questions and answers. They learn INTUITIVELY through immediate experiences such as interacting with others, listening and speaking.

Children who are OBSERVERS/THINKERS are most concerned with "What" questions and answers. They learn "intellectually" by observing, analyzing, classifying, concluding and making connections.

Children who are THINKERS/DOERS want to know how something works. They learn practically through skill-building activities such as doing, following directions, testing, and applying.

Children who are DOERS/SENSORS ask "what if" questions. They learn "creatively" through experimentation, changing things, working together, being creative and innovating.

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