Why do you want to know what your learning style is? It will help you not only with your studies or with work, but it will also help you create the best vision board to meet your needs.
For each question, please pick the answer that best describes you and how you do things. Write down the corresponding letter for each of your answers. If two choices for any question are close, please try to pick the one that you really do the most. (Think about what you do while in school or in work and even in your home in order to decide.)
When Learning Do You Prefer:
A. Spoken directions instead of written ones
B. To read directions and see images
C. Prefer to practice hands-on rather than listen or read
Do You Study By:
A. Reading aloud
B. Reading and writing notes
C. Memorize things while you are walking or being active
In A Classroom Would You:
A. Speak up during class
B. Rather take notes than speak
C. Fidget in class and talk while using hand gestures
Do You Find It Difficult To:
A. Keep quiet for long periods of time
B. Remember verbal instructions
C. Sit still for long periods of time
Do You Find It Easy To:
A. Remember names
B. Find your way around with a map
C. Remember things you did rather than things you saw or heard
Do You Find That You:
A. Cannot concentrate when it’s noisy
B. Are good with sign language
C. Study with loud music
Now, add up the total number that you got for each A, B, and C. If you have more As then you’re an Auditory Learner. If you have more Bs, then you are a Visual Learner. If you have more Cs, then you’re a Tactile or Kinesthetic Learner.
Refer to the chart below to help you best determine how to create your vision board.
An Auditory learner may want to have words and mantras on their vision board. A Visual learner just needs to see the pictures and words, but might also prefer to have a map or path to follow. And a Kinesthetic or Tactile learner needs to have things to manipulate like puff paint to touch or doors to open…or even a portable vision board that folds out.
If you have two or more learning styles that are equal or almost equal in scores, then determine what part of each style connects with you the most.
There are many different theories about learning styles. The information I’m providing here is based on the VAK (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic) Learning Modality, as proposed by Walter Burke Barbe. There are other Learning Modalities, including a VARK Modality, which adds a Social style (people learn by observing the behaviors of others) to the three that we reviewed.