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Blog spotlight: Touch, look, and listen: Incorporate learning styles into orientation

Nurse Leader Insider, January 31, 2011

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By Julie Harris, MSN, RN

How many times have you tried teaching a new skill to new orientees only for them to not “get it”? What about the hours and energy put in to this effort? If you calculated this up, you may realize just how much effort you really put in to teaching. Chances are, you are not teaching to your orientees’ learning styles.

There are three main types of learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Visual orientees learn by seeing, observing, and picturing things and events. Most people are visual learners. Auditory orientees learn by talking, hearing, and reading. They usually like to talk to themselves as they learn. Kinesthetic orientees learn by actively moving and doing. They often cannot sit still and must move around to keep their attention.

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