Almost always first on the three different types learners list, and who this research paper is going to be most effective for, visual learners are first on deck to talk about. Before we delve into the deep dark secrets of how a visual learner retains information best, we must know what exactly a visual learner is. A visual learner is someone who learns best by using visual stimuli, ence the name visual learner. Visual stimuli consist of books, pictures, flashcards, colors, etc. Any type of information that can be given solely through vision would considered visual stimuli. The thing that makes these learners special is, they can visualize anything and they’re pretty good at it. Visual learners learn effectively when they draw what they hear, go over flashcards, color code information, and write down and read over information and keywords over and over again. These are the type of people who you’ll usually find doodles invading the sides of their notebook. Surprisingly, according to the Social Science Research Network about 65% of the general population are considered visual learners. Which explains why over the course of our existence we’ve used pictures, drawings, symbols and any form of written literature to give information to one another. This is also something to be expected of today due to our technological advancements. Since we live in fast paced screen filled world where we are fed our favorite shows, news and advertisements through our phones, televisions and computers, there will be more visual learners in the upcoming younger generation. Thanks to this overload of information at the tips of our fingers attention spans of children have gotten shorter by at least. At a glance this might seem like a bad thing, but this tweaks the wiring in their brain so that the younger generation can pick up information faster through visual stimuli. With more and more children becoming fast paced visual learners eventually we will move away from reading long texts to a much more quicker, efficient way to teach.
For my capstone i decided to originally host a talent show. In the beginning I had to round up talented individuals to serve as the talent for my show. I gathered singers, dancers and a little bit of everything else in between. This process showed two of SLA’s core values, research and collaboration. After I had everything in place so that the show wouldn’t suck, I needed actual permission to hold the show. I struggled with part, wanting to do everything myself I waited until the very last minute to ask teachers and Lehmann if it was ok to have the show. Sadly due to the short notice my wonderful idea of a talent show shattered once reality hit it. I had waited too long to ask for permission to host the show which made the show a liability to the school. This meant my beautiful show went bust, leaving me to do a 10 page research paper on the different way people learn to make up for it. While the talent show didn’t go a float I did learn a lot about planning and actually setting one up so that in the future I won’t make the same mistake twice.
Here's a small excerpt from my 10 page paper: