My friend Pec blogged about this site (scroll towards the bottom) where you can take a test to see which styles of learning suit you most. Very interesting results for me. When I think of learning styles I usually think of kinesthetic, linguistic, or spatial. I tend to try to fit myself and my children into one of those forgetting that there are at least five other styles of learning. I can see why I loved school and was good at learning no matter what style the teacher taught in. Seems I’m pretty even across the board but score better in music, which is no surprise.
- likes to: sing, hum tunes, listen to music, play an instrument and respond to music.
- is good at: picking up sounds, remembering melodies, noticing pitches/rhythms and keeping time.
- learns best by: rhythm, melody and music.
The Inter/Intra personal learning styles being tied gave me some food for thought. I think it depends on the project or subject whether I feel like working alone or with a group. Usually when I worked with a group I was elected the leader. That not only happened in grade school but in college as well, and even happened at our caucaus this spring. I do not go looking for that leadership (okay I did in grade school, but not after) it just seems to fall into my lap.
I typically think of myself as a linguistic learner:
- likes to: read, write and tell stories.
- is good at: memorizing names, places, dates and trivia.
- learns best by: saying, hearing and seeing words.
I love logic puzzles, word games, history, and wierd bits of trivia that takes up too much space in my brain.
Go ahead and try the test. I will warn you it is 80 questions long but should only take about 5-10 minutes. I’m interested in hearing what your results are.