December 11, 2016
How Do You Learn? Audio I Visual I Kinesthetic
Do you want to see it, feel it, or hear it? Knowing your personal learning style can give you an advantage when trying to learn a new task or skill. Let’s pretend you have to go somewhere you have never been before. You have no idea where you are going, you are not allowed to look at your phone or use GPS. Would you prefer to:
- Look at a map?
- Have someone tell you how to get there?
- Read written directions?
Your answer to this question will give us great insight to your learning style. Those who are visual will ask for a map. They want to SEE it. If you prefer to have someone TELL you how to get there, you are an auditory learner. If you would rather read written directions, you are a kinesthetic learner. You want to FEEL it.
What does all this have to do with you? Knowing your personal learning style will help you learn things more quickly. The perfect example is taking a golf lesson. Let’s say you are a kinesthetic learner. When taking a lesson, you should ask your instructor to help you FEEL how far away to be from the ball, how much your knees should be bend, how to start the club back, and what to FEEL as you swing the club.
If you are a visual learner, ask your instructor to video your swing. Watching yourself might help you understand what they are communicating to you. It might also help to have your instructor show you their swing.
If you are an auditory learner, you might ask your instructor to give you a mantra that syncs with the tempo of your golf swing. Possibly: One And Two And. Or Swing/ Hinge/ Back/Through Timing, tempo, and rhythm are what will help you the most.
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