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What's Your Learning Style?


How do you learn best? We've gathered our favorite learning styles inventories and articles to help you find out how you learn best. When you know how you learn best, you can make the most of the time you have in your busy life for learning something new. When you know how your students learn best, you can make learning easier for them.

We'll be adding to this list, so check back often.

1. Your Personal Intelligences

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Dimitri Vervitsiotis - Getty Images
You have not one but at least seven intelligences that can enhance your capacity to learn. Do you know which of your multiple intelligences are strongest? Find out.

2. Your Peak Learning Time

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Andrea Chu - Getty Images
What time of day are you at your best for learning something new? When you can schedule learning for your peak learning time, information soaks into your brain a little easier. Then you've got extra time for something else! Winning!

3. Are You a Grouper or a Stringer?

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Jack Hollingsworth - Getty Images
Do you look for big ideas and overall concepts when learning something new? Or are you a by-the-book, one-thing-at-a-time, starting-from-the-very-beginning kind of person? Find out with this quiz.

4. Four Quadrants of Learning

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Stewart Cohen - Getty Images
Based on Ned Herrmann's pioneering work, this inventory helps you identify whether you prefer facts or feelings, logic or imagination, and thinking things through yourself or with other people.

5. Learning to Learn - A New Learning Style

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Anthony Marsland - Getty Images
This new approach to learning by Marcia Heiman demands questioning, and we mean that in the most positive way. Heiman's new learning system is all about asking questions. Which questions are you asking?

6. A Practical Reader in the Universal Design for Learning

Practical Reader in UDL from Harvard Education Press
Harvard Education Press
There are some in the education field who don't necessarily believe in learning styles. There are some who believe in a universal design for learning. What is it? We'll tell you about a book from editors David H. Rose and Anne Meyer.

7. Learning Styles Quizzes on the Web

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Pando Hall - Getty Images
You can learn just about anything on the Internet, including what kind of learner you are. We've gathered our favorite learning styles quizzes on the web, just for you. This list includes quizzes from the common visual/auditory/kinesthetic test to the more glamorous RHETI enneagram. You'll have a lot of fun with these.

8. 3 Reasons to Try New Learning Styles

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Dimitri Vervitsiotis - Getty Images
Some situations don't allow you to learn the way you prefer. We've got three reasons you will benefit from trying new styles of learning.

9. Choose Resources that Match Your Learning Style

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by victoriapeckham / Flickr
Once you know your learning style, you can maximize the time you have available for learning by choosing resources that match the way you work. Sensible.

10. Learning Styles in the Workplace

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Steve Cole / Getty Images
You'll see different learning styles everywhere learning happens, which is just about everywhere, including the workplace. Maybe especially in the workplace!

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