When working with a diverse team, it’s important to know the learning preferences of each one of them. Communicating with them in a manner they like to receive information could not only make them more responsive but also productive.
This worksheet is designed to give a clear indication of a person’s learning preference. Answer the questions to the best of your ability.
|1.||I prefer watching a video to reading.|
|2.||When I sing, I know the words to the songs.|
|3.||I have athletic ability.|
|4.||I can picture the setting of a story I am reading.|
|5.||I study better with music in the background.|
|6.||I enjoy hands-on learning.|
|7.||I’d rather play sports than watch someone play them.|
|8.||Reading aloud helps me remember.|
|9.||I prefer watching someone perform a task before I do.|
|10.||I color-coordinate my clothes.|
|11.||I’m good at rhyming and rapping.|
|12.||Use phrases like: “I’m up against the wall,”|
|13.||I look at something many times before I understand it.|
|14.||I prefer receiving oral directions than written ones.|
|15.||I have difficulty being still for long periods of time.|
|16.||I use phrases like “That looks good.”|
|17.||I’m good at figuring out how something works.|
|18.||I can understand a taped lecture.|
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|Questions that are visual in nature||1, 4, 9, 10, 13, 16|
|Questions that are auditory in nature||2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 18|
|Questions that are kinesthetic in nature||3, 6, 7, 12, 15, 17|
Compare all your “Yes” responses with the chart given above. Depending on the type of learning that question fits into, write the corresponding question number under suitable headings in the table.
The box with the maximum number of question numbers will determine your dominant learning style. If someone doesn’t find a clear dominant style emerging, there’s nothing to be worried about. He could be a versatile individual!