The topic I will be handling is:
UNDERSTANDING LEARNER PERSONALITY TYPES.
*UNDERSTANDING LEARNER PERSONALITY TYPES*
(A Topic under Kinaesthetic Leaning Approach)

UNDERSTANDING LEARNER PERSONALITY TYPES
(A Topic under Kinaesthetic Leaning Approach)

 

AIMS For educators to realize:

√ that learners differ in personalities, hence learn differently.

√ why very little portion of a topic is grasped by a class of learners during a learning contact.

√ the reasons very little percentage of a class of learners are been carried along during a learning contact.

√ the teaching approach most suitable to all learners

While we solve on, I will continue….
Where did we stop?
Now we are going to the LEARNER PERSONALITY TYPES….
I will use 3 scenarios
…to explain…

*LEARNING PARADIGMS:*

_Scenario 1_
It is very rare for a little child to learn that fire burns through just a verbal warning.
*LEARNING PARADIGMS:*

_Scenario 2_

It is very helpful for a little child to learn that fire burns by demonstrating it
*LEARNING PARADIGMS:*

_Scenario 3_
A little child retains and recollects that fire burns if he/she made to burn a finger once in a split second.

*THE LEARNER PERSONALITY TYPES*

Nature wires individuals differently. This makes them to learn differently.

Each individual has differed learning points on their bodies, be it young or old.

If a teacher adopts explanation approach all through a lesson; at the beginning of the lesson contact, concentration aptitude of all the learners is almost the same.

At this outset, they all are able to comprehend, retain and can recollect virtually at the same level. But in about a minute to reach the *Attention Span* of the class, the teacher notices that the number of learners that are still able to concentrate dwindles.

What could be the factor behind this? Please read on.
In an ideal sample of a given classrooms setting or learning forum, (i.e. where population is evenly distributed), there are three types of learner personalities.

Each learner in the classroom would fall into any of these naturally-wired personality types.
*THE 3 LEARNER PERSONALITY TYPES*

1. Auditory ( _Listening_ ) Learners

2. Visual ( _Sight_ ) Learners

3. Kinaesthetic ( _Sight-and-Do_ ) Learners
*THE 3 LEARNER PERSONALITY TYPES*

1. Auditory ( _Listening_ ) Learners

2. Visual ( _Sight_ ) Learners

3. Kinaesthetic ( _Sight-and-Do_ ) Learners

*1. Auditory (Listening) Learners*

Auditory learners are personalities that can easily comprehend, retain and recollect what they simply listen to. (…what they listen to; not what they hear).

Either they understand the concept been taught through explanation or not is not the issue, once they listen, they retain everything said or discussed.

_They are gifted listeners._

Their learning epicentre is at their auditory nerves.
In an ideal sample population, naturally-wired auditory learners are usually few; they make about 8% of the population.

That is, about 2 out of 20 or 1 out of 10 learners in a classroom are those who can comprehend, retain and recollect what they simply listen to.

*2. The Visual (Sight) Learners*

Visual learners are personalities that can easily comprehend, retain and recollect what they simply watch or see. (..what they see; not what they look at).

If these learner personalities are taught only through explanation, and the learning time is longer than their *average Attention Span,* their concentration aptitude can’t be sustained throughout the learning period.

But if a teacher presents a lesson that is rich in visual materials or gadgets, this personality retains high percentage of everything they see or watch.

_They have photographic memory._

*Their learning epicentre is at their optic nerves.*

In an ideal sample population, naturally-wired visual learners are about 60%.

That is, about 12 out of 20 or 6 out of 10 learners in a classroom can comprehend, retain and recollect what is simply shown to them, what they watch on multimedia or see others doing during learning.

Examples of visual materials are pictures, learning charts, flash cards, specimen, demonstrations, short play, role play, related video clips, etc.

Visual gadgets are IP board, projector screens, TV screens, computer screens, etc.

*3. The Kinaesthetic (Sight-and-Do) Learners*

Kinaesthetic learners are personalities that can easily concentrate, comprehend, retain and recollect through what they do, touch, practise or experiment or been involved in.

_They are tactile learners._

*Their learning epicentre is at the nerve endings on the tips of their fingers* .

If this learner personality is taught through explanation or with visual materials, he hardly comprehend or retain what is been taught.

But if teacher handles them through visual approach, may be demonstrate or carry out an experiment during learning process, the level of comprehension and retention in them comes up a bit.

They surely concentrate, comprehend and retain the most in learning, when they are been involved directly, made to carry out experiments, practise a process, act out an idea, made to teach others, etc.
In an ideal sample population, naturally-wired kinaesthetic learners are about 96% of learners.

That is about 18 out of 20 or 9 out of 10 of learners, who by nature can concentrate, comprehend, retain and recollect what they do by themselves.
Before I round up, please respond to this poser:

*RELEVANCE OF THE UNDERSTANDING OF LEANER* *PERSONALITY FOR ENHANCED LEARNING*

_What have we learnt about different personalities of learners?_

*Do you think the understanding of Learner Personality Types can enhance your teaching profession, and upscale learning aptitude in your learners?*

(Your contributions please?)

Let me go on, to round up,

Some of the relevance of the Understanding of Leaner Personality for enhanced learning are:
a. It makes the learner handlers to realise that learners are naturally-wired differently.

b. Whenever explanation (lecture) method is employed during a learning contact, many members of a class of learners are NOT been carried along.

c. Adopting visual and kinaesthetic method increases level of comprehension and retention of knowledge in learners.

d. Lecture method is not the best approach of teaching.

e. Almost a whole class are carried along if a learner handler employs kinaesthetic or/and visual method.

f. Hyper-activeness and ADHD could be more of a reaction to violation of Attention Span.
(i.e. learners inattentiveness is a product of inappropriate teaching methodology).

g. A learner’s low performance can upsurge through an engaging class contact.

h. Learners learn faster, retain longer, and recollect smarter mostly through learning-by-doing.

Just as YOU learn to cook delicious food from your mom.

*THIS ENDS THE SEMINAR FOR TONIGHT*
Thank you for staying with me till the end.

Thank you all.

A big thanks to Mr Eben for this privilege.

I 🙇 out.

Good night and sweet ~potato~ dreams to all.

 

 

 

Biography of Mr Adedamola Adedokun Olofa

Adedamola Adedokun Olofa is a seasoned educator of more than two decades.
He is an edu-consultant and a researcher in Kinaesthetic Learning Approach (KLA).

His areas of expertise are learning strategies, Mathematics, management training for education executives and business development management (BDM) for schools.

He is privileged to have served at different capacities in KG, Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions across all the geo-political zones in Nigeria.

He is the Lead Consultant, EDU-NORMS Consulting, Ibadan Nigeria. He is also the Founder, EDUCATION JOBS with Adedamola and Education Today on Facebook. He is an author with Amazon.com