Definition: Broadly defined as one of the three primary ways in which a person can learn. Those include visual (sight), auditory (sound), and kinesthetic (actions/touch). An individual's preferred or best process by which they will learn is typically through one or a combination of these styles. In a more general sense, learning styles can include elements of the environment including their optimal time of day, lighting in the room, temperature of the room, etc. They also include a person's own emotionality, physical needs, and sociological needs. These are often discovered through a learning style inventory which is a short questionnaire often provided by the classroom teacher that allows them an avenue to more readily meet and individual student's needs.