Everyone learns most effectively in a unique way. For some it’s by what they see, others by what they hear, and for some it’s by what they experience and do. We are capable of learning in all of the different ways, but for most people one particular way of learning influences us the most.
Researchers have shown that students perform better on tests and in exams if they use study techniques tailored to their own personal style of learning.
The idea is, that by finding out what learning style your teen learns most effectively by, they can utilise the study techniques associated with this learning style. Meaning – the time they spend studying could be a lot more productive and enjoyable (or at least less frustrating!).
We have put together a short multi-choice quiz (18 questions) that will calculate your teen’s predominant learning style. They can take the quiz here now!
This quiz is based on the VARK model of learning – one of the most common and widely used in the world. Which just so happens to be created by Kiwi Neil Flemming! VARK stands for Visual, Auditory, Read & Write, and Kinaesthetic.
Figuring out our predominant learning styles has helped us a lot over the years. When we sit down to study we make sure we’re utilising study techniques that match our learning style. Chris has an affinity for Read & Write learning, but also likes using Kinaesthetic techniques when he studies. Clare is predominantly a Visual learner, but also likes to use Read & Write methods.
Our Learning Styles Quiz will tell your teen what their predominant learning style is. But it’s worth while having a squiz at the articles below as well, because your teen might benefit from other learning styles and study techniques too.
Visual learners learn best through what they see. They learn best by using diagrams and charts.
Auditory learners learn best through what they hear. They might not be able to tell you what they just read in their textbook, but they remember almost everything their teacher said in class.
Read and write learners are predominantly text-based learners. They learn best by reading by reading information and writing out their own notes.
Kinaesthetic or tactile learning is learning through experiencing or doing. Kinaesthetic learners learn best by doing activities, using models, and playing memory games.