Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Learning styles. How do I learn best?

We are all different and thus learn in different ways. Each of us has preferred or dominant learning style, but we also have a mix of them.  We can also use different learning styles in different circumstances as they are not fixed. Our learning styles model the way we learn and connect with knowledge, how we represent experiences, recall information; even the words we choose are influenced by our learning style. 

The Seven Learning Styles

  • Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
  • Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
  • Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
  • Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
  • Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.

What about you? Are you aware of your learning style? 

Take one (or more!) of the learning style questionnaires below:

    Once you have finished write a comment sharing your results. 
    Do you have a dominant learning style? 


    Think about what you have read. What would you say are the implications for teachers?


    1. Hi!! I try with Vark questionnaire and I have a mild Kinesthetic learning preference.
      On Edutopia learning styles My results are logical mathematical 70%. Visual spacial 50%. Naturalistic 50% . I really dont know what kinesthetic means! But both are easy to answer..

    2. Hi everybody!! according to VARK questionnaire my learning preference is VISUAL 8% and then READ AND WRITE 5%.
      I think my dominant learning style is more Verbal.
      According to ILS I can´t understand my learning preference :(

    3. Thanks for sharing your results, Mirta!

      What do you mean when you say "according to ILS I can´t understand my learning experience?"

    4. Hi people! I've just done both quizzes and my final scores were well balanced: According to VarK questionnaire I'm a Kinesthetic (7%) and visual (5%) learner and according to ILS questionnaire I'm fairly evenhanded in all learning styles; none of them is dominant although I'm quite sure I'm a visual learner.

    5. Thank you for sharing, Mary! Interesting results!


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