LEARNING STYLES ASSESSMENT REPORT
The Learning Styles assessment was developed after extensive research into how people prefer to engage in learning. It aims to help each person understand their own learning style as well as consider the style preferences of others as they share information and help others learn. We are all teachers sometimes, and this model is used for both our individual learning, and facilitating learning with others. The self-scoring instrument uses 40 pairs of questions to help you develop a personal learning styles profile and determine your own best strategies for learning effectiveness.
The Learning Styles assessment reveals where our general preferences, or natural learning biases, might lie. Although this is far from an exact science, the more we can understand about how we receive, retain, and recall new information, the more intentional we can be in setting ourselves up for success in learning transfer.
This assessment measures and provides insight into our Learning Style preferences, made up of 4 steps in the Learning Cycle with sub-categories to further explain our unique blend of learning:
- Step 1: Attending: Motivation to Learn, our commitment and concentration given to new information – Telescopic and Wide-angled.
- Step 2: Translating: Making Information Meaningful, who we rely on most to manage our learning transfer – Dependent, Collaborative and Autonomous.
- Step 3: Relating: Linking Data to Existing Knowledge, evaluating our perception of information and data – Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic.
- Step 4: Understanding: Using and Applying the Knowledge, how we synthesize and use the information we receive – Global and Analytical.
Learning with the Whole Brain
While we may have different blends of learning preferences, we all do our best learning when we engage our whole brain. We inherently use different parts of our brain to learn different things, and activate different parts of our brains more readily than other parts as we learn. The important thing to remember is that all of our learning experiences should engage our whole brain to give us the best attention, retention, recall and application.