Do you understand and remember things that you see better than the words you hear?
Do you like explanations and discussions - or do you prefer pictures and diagrams or books?
Are you better at understanding something if you get the chance to practise it for yourself?
We all have our own unique way of interacting with information in order to process, understand and learn it. This is commonly known as our ‘preferred learning style’. Your preferred style often guides the way you learn.
For example, some people understand and remember information better when they’ve heard it, while others may make more sense of information they’ve seen or read or had practical experience of.
Although most people tend to use a mixture of learning styles depending on the circumstances, they often find that they have a dominant or 'preferred' style of learning. There is no right mix. Nor are your styles fixed. You can develop ability in less dominant styles, as well as further develop styles that you already use well.
It is important that you understand your personal learning style(s) as you can use your strengths to help you learn more effectively.
Please try one of the learning style questionnaires below to find out how you learn best.
The different levels of questionnaires below are there to guide you. Please feel free to complete whichever you like - maybe you could try them all and compare the results?