Learning it my way - I

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“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

These words of Ignacio Estrada have paved the way for the dynamic and fluid changes in classroom teaching. Classroom teaching was known to be more about an educator standing at a chalkboard, lecturing to 40 odd learners. This system was designed decades ago and it doesn’t reflect what educators have learned about helping learners and how educators can do their best. All learners learn at different paces and in different ways, so some are bored while others feel they are left behind.

Fortunately, a growing number of educators and schools around the world are breaking the mould by finding different ways to connect with the learners. One approach that aims to help learners is called personalized/customised learning plans. This approach recognises the fact that learning style of each learner is different and unique and all learners are not equal.

Technically, an individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which the learner absorbs, processes, comprehends and retains information. For example, while learning how to build a robot, some students understand the process by following verbal instructions, while others have to physically manipulate the robot themselves. This notion of individualized learning styles has gained widespread recognition in education theory and classroom management strategy.

Individual learning styles depend on:
     -Cognitive Factors
     -Emotional Factors
     -Environmental Factors
     -Learner's prior experience
It is important for educators to understand the differences in their learner’s learning styles, so that they can implement best practice strategies into their daily activities, curriculum and assessments. 
One of the most accepted understandings is that the learning styles fall into one of the three categories:

1. Visual Learners
Visual learners are in fine company with famous visual spatial learners like Steven Spielberg, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci and Frank Lloyd Wright to name a few.

2. Auditory LearnersC:\Users\User\Documents\auditory.jpgAuditory learners are in aural company with the famous auditory learner like Michael Phelps.

3. Kinesthetic (and Tactile) Learners
Some famous bodily kinesthetic people are David Copperfield, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jordan, Tiger Wood, Jim Carrie, Joe Montana, Kerie Strug, Tom Cruise and Jim Abbot.
The learning styles are needed to be understood according to each learner and PICT makes sure it fulfills the learning needs of each student individually.
To know more, read our next blog on VARK theory!


  1. Nice article. Good if teachers understand it and make youngsters also understand.

  2. Thank You So Much!
    PICT Model School follows the model of "willing to learn and unlearn" for the teachers.
    This makes them incorporate the same willingness in the students which helps them develop at their own pace.


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