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Visual-Spatial Learners

Visual-spatial learners refers to students who have preferences for instructional methods that emphasize imagery and that allow manipulation of spatial elements. The theory of visual-spatial learners is based on the concept that there are two predominant learning styles: visual-spatial and auditory-sequential. Spatial information is apprehended visually. Terms such as visuospatial, spatial visualization, and visual-spatial are used to describe the inextricable connection between visual and spatial. The relationship between auditory and sequential did not become clear until insights from the field of audiology fused with brain research. These two learning styles may be related to hemispheric preferences, according to Linda Silverman, as described in this entry.

Functions of Brain Hemispheres

Recognition of the functions of the two hemispheres began more than a century ago. In the late 19th ...

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