Auditory learners relate most effectively to the spoken word. They will tend to listen to a lecture, and then take notes afterward, or rely on printed notes. Often information written down will have little meaning until it has been heard – it may help auditory learners to read written information out loud. Auditory learners may be sophisticated speakers and may specialize effectively in subjects like law or politics.
Auditory learners make up about 30% of the population.
Kinesthetic Learners learn effectively through touch and movement and space and learn skills by imitation and practice. Predominantly kinesthetic learners can appear slow, in that information is normally not presented in a style that suits their learning methods.
Kinaesthetic learners make up around 5% of the population.