the best way for you to learn? Do you absorb more
information from a lecture than a book? Would you
rather watch a demonstration or do it yourself?
Educators agree that people learn in different
ways, including auditory (hear it), kinesthetic
(do it), and visual (see it). Several "tests" have been designed to evaluate a person's learning style, such as the Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT), Felder's Index of Learning Styles, and Kolb's Learning Style Inventory. You can take a quick
inventory of your learning style by connecting to www.howtolearn.com/personal.html
- The Keirsey Temperament Sorter Your personality also
seems to affect the way you learn--extroverts
succeed in different learning environments than
introverts. You can fill out a questionnaire to
find out your personality type at this Web site.
- Know Your
Learning Style This
online seminar is a clear, to-the-point
discussion of how you can identify your
learning style and why it is important to
do so. Knowing your learning style can
help you set up situations in which you
can learn faster. This knowledge can help
you make the best career choices or guide
your choices of other activities.
Learning Styles This
article briefly explains cognitive styles
and learning styles and includes
references to some of the research that
supports these ideas. It comes from the
Web site Explorations in Learning &
Instruction: The Theory Into Practice
This Web page discusses how your learning
style affects your use of mnemonics.
Mnemonics is an important tool for
remembering large amounts of information.
Using the information in this article,
you could develop a way to make mnemonics
work better for you by taking your
learning style into consideration.
Styles If you are
interested in learning about more than
the basics of learning styles, this Web
page has links to further information,
including a bibliography from the ERIC