About Learning Styles

A learning style is a preferred way of thinking, processing, and understanding information.

- Eric Jensen, Super Teaching, 1995

An abundance of learning style inventories exist both in print and online. Instructors, therefore, have access to a variety of options; the challenge is in selecting the one that best meets the objective of the course, lesson, or experience. Not all learning styles are the same; they neither define nor measure learning styles in exactly the same way. Selection should be based on the following criteria: target population; time available for assessment; information desired; context; and application of results.

To get a more global perspective of a student’s learning style or to flush out patterns relevant to a student’s learning preferences, it is advantageous to administer more than one assessment.

Resource Description
VARK: A Guide to Learning Styles Visual, Aural, Read/Write, Kinesthetic — VARK is a questionnaire that provides users with a profile of their learning preferences.
Learning Styles Assessment & Scoring An assessment of learning styles developed by the Think Tank at the University of Arizona.
Learning Styles & Hemispheric Dominance How do differences between the left and right brain hemispheres impact learning styles?
Index of Learning Styles Richard M. Felder and Linda K. Silverman's online instrument used to assess learning style preferences on four dimensions.
Classical IQ Test by Queendom Are you a logical thinker, a numerical whiz, a verbal genius, or spatially inclined? Find out how smart you are with this IQ Test.
Locus of Control & Attributional Style Test Do you control your destiny or are you controlled by it? This test assesses your locus of control orientation and your attribution style.
KTS®-II Personality Assessment The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II is a 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.
Emotional Intelligence Test One of the major missing parts in the success equation is emotional intelligence, a concept made popular by the groundbreaking book by Daniel Goleman.
Study Environment Analysis The purpose of this analysis is to help you evaluate the three places where you study most frequently.