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.
|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.|