Logical Learning Style
Children with a logical learning style thrive when they see how information is lined to each other. Having a logical learning style is different to having high logical intelligence. If a child has a logical learning style it means that they approach a task in a systematic or logical way. Having logical intelligence means being able to understand sequences and numbers. Although these are similar, they should not be confused. A person with logical intelligence could be a visual learner rather than a logical learner, for example.
How do I know if my child has a logical learning style?
There are some common traits that children with a logical learning style may have. These include:
- Likes patterns
- Likes maths and numbers
- Is very organised
- Plays strategy games
- Deep thinker – wonder’s how things work
- Enjoys science
- Asks for rational explanations
- Will choose to do a puzzle
- Will do things the same way each time
What are the strengths of a logical learning style?
As children with a logical learning style like things to be rational and make sense, they may develop good analysis and reasoning skills. Due to their learning style, logical learners may become very good at maths and science.
How might logical learners struggle?
Children with a logical learning style do not like activities that do not seem to follow strict rules all the time. This may cause them to struggle to participate in creative tasks, including writing. Additionally, logical learners may not like to learn foreign languages due to grammar rule exceptions.
What strategies can be used to help logical learners do well?
Those with a logical learning style tend to do best when they feel that the work they are doing has a reason and a logical purpose. It can be helpful to:
- Give your child an organized work space
- Break down larger tasks into smaller ones and explain how they are relevant to each other
- Give a reason for why they are learning something
- Have your child conduct their own research and experiments
- Open up discussions and opportunities to ask questions
Not all children learn in the same way and so a “one-size fits all” approach is unfair. This is also true for children within the same learning style. This is because not all logical learners will like the same methods. It may take some time for you and your child to discover what works best for them.
What types of career options might my child like?
Your child will choose their options for GCSEs towards the end of key stage 3. Many schools would advise choosing options that are relevant to a career path that your child may want to go down. Children may choose a career based what they learning style is and how they like to approach a task. Logical learners may like to become a detective, scientist, computer programmer, accountant, economist, pharmacist, doctor, dentist, auditory, bookkeeper or lawyer.