One size does not fit all when it comes to learning.
If you love audio books, speak slowly and think in a linear fashion you are probably an auditory learner. Learning from recorded instructions works for you.
If you talk quickly, find yourself interrupting other speakers, and enjoy visualizing you are probably a visual learner. Charts, graphs and pictures help you learn. You might be a doodler. Tony Byzan's mind maps are just what you need. I found this one helpful.
If you like text based presentations, reading how-to's and reading and writing in all forms you are most likely in the read-write learner category.
Kinesthetic learners like hands-on problem solving with trial-and-error processes, are slow to make decisions and engage all their senses when learning. They also enjoy any activity that includes body movement - like dancing, swimming or running.
As with many categorized processes for humans, many folk may have a primary learning form but draw on one or more of the others as well.
As a visual learner, I learned to crochet and cut hair from magazine articles. My kinesthetic side comes out when I crochet from a picture and learn by doing, unraveling and doing again. And I love to dance and learn exercise routines.