Auditory learners are those who learn best through hearing things. Visual learners retain more information when they use visual aids, and tactile learners benefit by doing hands-on projects.
- Learning Styles: Know and Use Your Personal Learning Style @ About.com
Excerpt: Students learn in many ways, like seeing, hearing, and experiencing things first hand. But for most students, one of these methods stands out. Why is this important? Research has shown that students can perform better on tests if they change study habits to fit their own personal learning styles. For example, visual-learning students will sometimes struggle during essay exams, because they can’t recall test material that was “heard” in a lecture.
- Learning styles @ Wikipedia
Excerpt: Fleming claimed that visual learners have a preference for seeing (think in pictures; visual aids such as overhead slides, diagrams, handouts, etc.). Auditory learners best learn through listening (lectures, discussions, tapes, etc.). Tactile/kinesthetic learners prefer to learn via experience—moving, touching, and doing (active exploration of the world; science projects; experiments, etc.). Its use in pedagogy allows teachers to prepare classes that address each of these areas. Students can also use the model to identify their preferred learning style and maximize their educational experience by focusing on what benefits them the most.