Aural Style of Learning
How do you know that you have an aural style of learning?
- You find that using sound and music in your learning environment is a good strategy.
- Do you seem to most often have a "song in your head?"
- Do you find yourself regularly strumming your fingers or tapping your pencil?
- Can you sing well or play a musical instrument?
- When you hear certain songs, does it evoke strong emotions?
Implications for learning
- One of the most often used advantages is that aural learners can "set facts to music" which helps them to learn the information.
- Aural learners can often "make up a song" about a concept to serve as a memory aid.
- Examples of this include "The President's Song" or "The Alphabet Song" which young learners use early in their education.
- Another useful technique is to have music playing in the background as you are studying.
- Aural learners often report that they can focus much better when music is pre