What are Learning Styles?
Learning is a crucial part of an organization’s engagement and development plan for employees to yield high results and productivity from them. As no two employees are alike, there exist different learning styles that cater to learning requirements for different employees depending on their disposition, exposure or experience.
There are four main learning styles, based on the VARK method and categorised as visual, auditory, read-and-write and kinaesthetic methods. Visual learning is based on visual perception of tasks and then trying to accomplish or emulate it, auditory learning includes prior listening to and discussing things with others for understanding, read-and-write learning is based on reading content and then writing it in one’s own words, and kinaesthetic learning is based on the use of all the five senses to learn and test understanding of facts and knowledge.
Trainers and content developers must be aware of their subjects’ learning predilections to create strong training programs for all members.