7 Intelligences: Memory Principles: Adaptations of Learning Styles

The 7 Intelligences

Maths & Logic


Visual Spatial





2 + 2 = 4 Problems; calculations; education

Writing; reading; talking

Drawing; illustrating; envision things; designing; good at
visualising end results

Rhythm; listening to music; making music

Making things: sport; dancing; good with hands

Has a way with people; communication; empathetic

insight; self-awareness; reviewers


Memory Principles

Synaethesia / sensualityMovement / rhythm



Humour / surrealism



Taste, smell, feelIntegrate into body

Link something that’s real with something that’s not

Works like a dream

Wildly use; imagination

What can be pictured

In order, not haphazard







Substitute crazy / unusual image for sensible oneAdd colour

Either order or sequential

If negative attachment, then unlikely to remember

All the time



Adaptions of learning styles

Where is the learner’s preference? How does this affect how a presenter / trainer you need to adapt your style, how you present content and format of
the learning? Visual or verbal/words or auditory/hearing or physical? Amongst learners 35% mainly visual; 25% auditory; 40% mainly physical. 
What research do you need to do?

[Halina’s = average re visual; nil re verbal/words; very high re auditory; nearly high for physical]

35% mainly visual
  • Add pictures; diagrams; charts; videos
  • Make pictures / draw diagrams etc eg mind maps with
  • Run mental movies
  • Highlight text / words
  • Enlarge & add colour
25% auditory
  • Speaking, develop voice in all aspects
  • Hear an explanation
  • Tape something
  • Work with background of baroque music & play as
  • Baroque last half of C17, Mozart = ethereal lifts onto
    higher plane. So Bach, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Teleman,
  • Read aloud to self/ accent
  • Over emotional readings
40% mainly physical
  • Need to move
  • Writing down is crucial
  • Videos
  • 40 minutes breaks
  • Movies in head
  • Writing / drawing
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands on
  • Act out in head
  • Underlining / highlighting
  • Invest in a wide range of pens
  • Make a floor sizes mind map
  • Wriggle around
  • Post it notes for key points
  • Stick on paper and move around
Combination of audio / visual preference
  • Need written words
  • Write as go
  • Diagrams + words
  • Slogans / texts
  • Hand outs
  • Map what one knows
  • Need to discover what need to know
  • Ask if want written handouts
  • Go for Mind-maps
  • Need an overview
  • In books make headings / lists etc to get the overview