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LEARNING: Styles, Strategies & Outcomes

Learning Styles are the preferred ways by which people learn. Common learning styles include visual, auditory, and tactile (hands-on).

Learning Styles refer to an individual's preferred manner of processing material, or characteristic style of acquiring and using information when learning.

According to the Dr. Richard Felder & Dr. Linda Silverman learning style model, "students preferentially take in and process information in different ways: by seeing and hearing, reflecting and acting, reasoning logically and intuitively, analyzing and visualizing, steadily and in fits and starts".

Learning Styles Inventories - assessment of learning preferences

Learning Style Profile
- from Myra Lerch (Butte College). Several items have been drawn/modified from two sources: Jeffrey Barsch, Learning Styles Inventory & Catherine Jester, Learning Styles Survey,

Learning Style Inventory
- from Edmonds Community College

Learning Styles Inventory (LSI)
-from Middlesex Community College

Learning Styles Assessment
-from West Virginia Department of Education

All publication rights pertaining to this Learning Style Inventory are reserved by Honolulu Community College.
You can Download the PDF version and complete the questionnaire.
No republication is permitted; however, copying exclusively for classroom use is permitted.


Learning Styles and Strategies
Dr. Richard Felder & Barbara Soloman, NCSU
Learning Styles and Strategies

Additional Resources:
Cornerstone on Demand Empowering People: An Explanation of Learning Styles

ARK, a guide to learning styles
The Vark Online Questionnaire

Using VARK with Others, Instructions & PDF versions

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Learning Styles

Jane's PowerPoint Presentation
- Learning & Study Strategies for Students - May 15, 2012

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Last updated February 1, 2016
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