Learning Style Experience

You’ve probably heard, somewhere along the way, about learning styles. You may have even been told what yours is. But there’s a very good chance that what you’ve been told is wrong.

Why? Because the traditional way of assigning learning styles is to ask you a batch of questions about what you like or what you think you prefer.

The catch is, of course, that there’s no guarantee that what you like is what you need. Think athletics: You might prefer to eat ice cream but you might perform better when you eat broccoli.

So we’ve developed an experience for you so that you can explore and find out just how you learn better, even if it’s in a way that you don’t prefer. It’s based on the model developed by Felder and Silverman (as updated), and covers three of their axes: visual/verbal, global/sequential, and active/reflective.

While some of these games are challenging, it’s important to understand that this is not an aptitude test or intelligence test of anything of that sort. This just presents different scenarios and sees how you go about solving them. To that end, don’t use external pencils and paper or other external tools. If you do then the results won’t be as helpful to you.

Note that if you are playing on a small mobile device like a phone you may want to turn it sideways in order to see the full “playing field.”

Be sure to print or save your results (screenshot or print as .pdf) for future reference. This experience is anonymous and we update the database occasionally so there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to access your results once you leave the page.

Take 10-15 minutes and learn something about yourself that can help you for the rest of your life. Of course, what you do with the information is up to you. If you are a college student we heartily recommend our “Learning Leverage for College Students” study skills course linked on our home page.

When you are ready, click the “Start Learning Style Experience” button to begin.

If you have already played and want to see your results…

We can’t guarantee we kept them, but if we did you can retrieve them by entering the random ID that you were assigned into the box below: