The cohesion and compatibility between course major and learning styles is, infact, one of the most important factors to consider when deciding on an academic major .
Many studies have been conducted in different disciplines using ELT as a framework.
In academic literature the most published research on learning styles is on education discipline, followed by business management and computer science engineering.
The focus of educational research on learning styles emphasized on matching student learning styles with curriculum and teaching styles of instructors.
Tactile learners prefer touching the information by being creative. In many of my classes, especially math and science, I need a textbook in order to follow along.
It is easier for me to learn by seeing examples written clearly and step-by-step, rather than to hear an instructor tell me each step.Visual learners prefer to use graphs and charts also, so they can see what is happening or being taught.Auditory learning style is the style that favors listening.The person’s internal goals and specific needs shape an his/her approach towards learning, resulting in a dominant learning style.The alignment between dominant learning styles of students and teaching styles of instructor has strong implications for success in academic disciplines.According to Curry [1,2], till now, 21 models of learning styles have been researched in educational literature.From a generic standpoint, learning style is defined in Oxford American College Dictionary as, “A way of behaving or approaching a situation that is characteristic of or favored by a particular person.” From a psychological standpoint, learning style involves more complexity, especially in the context of formal education.This is because it is easier for them to take in information this way. Tactile learning style is a style that involves learning by touching or doing things.Tactile learners may find it easier to make a model rather than just read or look at the book.I also study by writing out notes or making study cards.It's harder for me to learn by listening only because my mind often wanders and I don't pay attention.