Visual learning according to Wikipedia is a teaching and learning style in which ideas, concepts, data and other information are associated with images and techniques. It is one of the three basic types of learning styles in the widely used Fleming VAK/VARK model that also includes kinesthetic learning and auditory learning.
As shown in the infographic below, visual learning is the most common among the learning styles – approximately 65% of the population learns visually. People retain about 50% of what they hear and see at the same time compare to just reading text.
I totally agree with the infographic above. One example is learning from tutorials online. If you are a visual learner it is easier to follow step by step instructions with pictures or watching videos than reading instructions that are purely text. No wonder Youtube has been one of the top sites searched for tutorials.
As a visual learner myself, I remember words by associating it with pictures, doodle or color something on it. Apparently, I love anything about art, fashion, colors, charts, and the like.
Visual learners may be good at examination such as diagramming, maps and showing a process but the most challenging for them is taking listening and respond test according to the article written in about.com.
My Korean friend, Eun Jhung, saw my polymer creations and she wanted to learn about it. I am not a pro and I admit I am not a good teacher as well. But I accept the challenge besides it is my pleasure to share my skill.
There are many techniques and it could be overwhelming on where to start. I honestly don’t know what to teach her as a beginner of this craft.
I ended up teaching her the carved heart since it’s the easiest [I guess].
I don’t know if I really taught her well, my instructions suck! I just showed her what I was doing and she was just following me. But I think it worked, look at the result.
After finishing one side of the heart, Eun Jhung almost gave-up…. but thanks God she decided to continue [or else it will prove that I am a bad teacher]. It took us 3 hours to make one heart; no wonder why most handcrafted jewelry is more expensive.
Anyway, it was a fun filled experience. I will make a separate post about Eun Jhung so stay tune.
It is heart breaking to watch the news and read about the aftermath of typoon Yolanda. And too despairing to hear about how slow the response of our government to the victims.
But I thank God for touching millions of people around the world who send their help through prayers, money and goods for the victims. I believe over billion pesos worth of aids where given to the victims. I’m hoping and praying that it will be utilized where it intends to be given.
The effect of the typhoon will not be resolve over a month… maybe years, considering they have no more homes to stay, no work thus how they will live day by day without any source of income, some lose their love ones, the trauma that it brought especially to the young ones, and how the kids will continue their schooling. These are the challenges that the people are facing right now, a problem that the government should look into.
Not only that, Philippines has been through a lot of problems. People at Bohol are still trying to recover from the disaster brought by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last month; unresolved wars in Mindanao, poverty across the country, trashy government lead by (some) leaders who are hungry of power, too much corruption – pork barrel scam… and I can go on and on but it`s too depressing!
Sometimes, I wonder if I can still utter the first line of the piece in our speech choir way back 1995, `Pilipinas, Pilipinas, bansang karapat dapat ipagmalaki ng mg Pilipino`.
But as a Filipino with full of optimism, I am still clinging to my hope that someday… someday, Philippines will bloom… someday Philippines will rise again!