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Learning Styles

People learn in different ways. No way is "right" or "wrong."  The links listed below provide a sampling of learning styles that will help you to determine your learning style.

Near the bottom of the page are links to several written articles about learning styles.

Some Interesting Links

Funderstanding.com
  http://www.funderstanding.com/about_learning.cfm
Twelve different theories discribing how different people learn.

AdvisorTeam.com  http://www.advisorteam.com
Take the "Temperament Sorter II." This divides learners into Introvert/Extrovert, Intuition/Sensation; Feeling/Thinking; and Judgement/Perception.

VARK Guide to Learning Styles  http://www.vark-learn.com
Take the "Questionnaire." Divides learners into catagories: Visual, Aural (Auditory), Reading and Kinesthetic.

Learning Styles Online Inventory  http://www.smccd.net/accounts/ctl/gold/styles/find.htm
Nine sets of choices. Are you an Accomodator, Diverger, Converger, or Assimilator?

NOTE: There are some problems with this site. The link at the top of the page Learning Styles and Learning is invalid. The link of the same title at the bottom is okay. The page it leads you to, however,  has superimposed text in some areas, and is easier to read online, than as a printed document.

Tecweb.org http://www.tecweb.org/styles/stylesframe.html
A selection of inventories, whcih include Canfield's Learning Styles Inventory, Gardener's Multiple Intelligences, and links to Learning Inventories for Instructional Preferences.

Stephen F. Austin State University's Academic Assistance and Resource Center  http://libweb.sfasu.edu/aarc/stures/learning.htm
Includes the VARK, Silver Strong Multiple Intelligences inventories.  Also provides good links to a variety of Learning Theories and Learning Styles.

LD Pride Online  http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm
Provides numerous links to information on earning styles, multiple intelligences, tips for learning, and much more.

Personality Spectrum & Pathways, by Joyce Bishop, PhD. (c) Joyce Bishop  http://cvc3.ccc.cccd.edu:82/~gwcbishop
Enter as a GUEST. Select "Adult Learning  Materials" link; select "Print Version of Personality Sp/Pathways." (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

DVC Online: Learning Styles Survey & Explanation of Learning Styles and Strategies, by Catherine Jester, (c) 2002. http://www.metamath.com//lsweb/dvclearn.htm
Provides links to survey and to strategies.

SOME INTERESTING ARTICLES

"Learning Styles Can Become Learning Strategies
," by W. J. McKeachie; University of Michigan.  http://www.ntlf.com/html/pi/9511/article1.htm

"Not Another Inventory, Rather a Catalyst for Reflection," by Neil D. Fleming; Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand. http://www.ntlf.com/html/lib/suppmat/74fleming.htm

"The Successful E-Learner," by Daniel Birch, as appeared in e-learningmag.com, October 3, 2002. http://www.elearningmag.com/elearning/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=34016&pmsid=965256

Links on this Web page are valid as of 08-01-03.

If you notice a broken link, please contact me: renee.drake@canyons.edu. ~~Thank you.