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DISCOVER YOUR PREFERRED LEARNING STYLE

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This questionnaire will help you discover what kind of learner you are.

Read each row and click the ONE option that is most like you.

 

I prefer lessons where we can discuss things.

I prefer lessons where there is something to look at (like a picture, chart, diagram or video) or something to draw.

I prefer lessons where we can do something practical Ė or at least move around.

 

I often fiddle with things in class (a pen, paper clip or rubber band.)

I often sing or hum to myself in class.

I often doodle in class.

 

When learning a new skill, I prefer to just get on with it.

When learning a new skill, I prefer someone to explain to me how to do it.

When learning a new skill, I prefer to watch someone else show me how to do it.

 

When the adverts come on the telly Ė I like to watch them.

When the adverts come on the telly Ė I get up and do something.

When the adverts come on the telly Ė I like to sing along with them.

 

I would prefer to listen to a story.

I would prefer to see a comic strip of a story.

I would prefer to act out a story.

 

I am good at learning physical skills.

I have a good memory for peopleís names.

I have a good memory for faces.

 

I prefer teachers who use diagrams to show us things.

I prefer teachers who get us to do something.

I prefer teachers who explain things to us.

 

If I get in trouble in class, itís for talking.

If I get in trouble in class, itís for drawing on the desk or all over my books.

If I get in trouble in class itís for fidgeting.

 

On a long journey I like to look at the scenery or read a book.

On a long journey I canít wait until we stop so I can walk around.

On a long journey I like to listen to music or talk to the other travellers.

 

I use my hands a lot when I am talking.

When I am discussing something, I sometimes use words my friends donít know.

When I am discussing something, I like to doodle.

 

If I could be famous, I would be a sports-person (or dancer).

If I could be famous, I would be a film-star.

If I could be famous, I would be a singer.

 

I would rather go outside and play.

I would rather watch my favourite TV programme.

I would rather listen to my favourite music.

 

I get distracted in class if I can see something outside the window.

I get distracted in class if I can hear something happening outside.

I lose concentration if I have to sit still for a long time.

 

I am good at drawing.

I am good at making things.

I am a good listener.

 

Out of these 3 jobs - I would prefer to be a radio DJ (or presenter)

Out of these 3 jobs - I would prefer to be a mechanic.

Out of these 3 jobs - I would prefer to be an artist (or designer).

 

In my spare time I would prefer to do something physical, such as sport or dancing.

In my spare time I would prefer to watch TV or a video.

In my spare time I would prefer to listen to music or chat with friends.

 

The type of puzzle I would prefer is "Spot the difference".

The type of puzzle I would prefer is "Name that tune".

The type of puzzle I would prefer is "Rubik's cube".

 

If I needed to build a Lego model, I would get someone to explain how or to read the instructions to me.

If I needed to build a Lego model, I would try to work out which bits fit together.

If I needed to build a Lego model, I would follow the diagram or the picture on the packet.

 

 

When you have clicked one option in each row, count up how many buttons of each colour you scored.

 

If you scored mainly buttons, you are a VISUAL learner.

If you scored mainly buttons, you are an AUDITORY learner.

If you scored mainly buttons, you are a KINAESTHETIC learner.

 

Click here to find out more about learning styles.

 

Click here to learn how to make the most of your learning style.

 

Click here for a printable webpage version of this questionnaire.

 

Click here to download the pdf file.