Learning Styles are based on the idea that people learn in different ways, and that each individual has a natural or preferred way of learning. For example, one model of Learning Styles categorizes people as Visual, Auditory, or Kinesthetic learners. Visual learners are thought to learn best through visual aids like pictures, watching movies, or working with graphic organizers. Auditory learners prefer to attend a lecture or listen to a podcast. Kinesthetic learners learn best when they are allowed to touch, feel, and manipulate objects, perform experiments, or build models.
Proponents of Learning Styles believe that the best educational outcomes can be achieved by identifying each student's learning style and tailoring instruction to fit their individual style. However, this idea has not been fully supported by research.