Learning Styles

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” –Will Rogers

Another area where you will see diverse abilities is in the area of learning styles. What is your learning style: visual, auditory, tactile (hands on)? Often it is difficult to teach some concepts in a tactile manner; therefore, we don’t often see tactile instruction used with all concepts but many teachers do use it when they feel it addresses the concepts being taught. How do you know what type of learner you are?  Please listen to the Learning Styles video below and take the Learning Styles Quiz to assist you in determining your own learning styles while gaining knowledge about the learning styles of others.

Below is a video by Scott Straub, CWI Education faculty discussing CSM – Learning Styles. If the video does not show up below you can view it on YouTube by clicking this link.

Learning Style Quizzes

Below is a learning styles quiz from CollegeScope/College and Career Success by Dr. Marsha Fralick. This brief quiz identifies what learning styles that work best for you. If the form does not appear you can link to it directly by clicking this link.

Additionally you can use the VARK online quiz by clicking this link

Are ‘Learning Styles’ a Symptom of Education’s Ills?

Here’s a great article on learning styles. Click on following link:
Here is a link to an article “Are Learning Styles’ A Symptom of Education’s Ills”