Identifying the perfect learning style for an individual is a question that many professionals have dedicated time to understand. Thanks to these professionals any person with access to the Internet or local library may take a quick Learning Style assessment. In a matter of minutes a person can have a better understanding of their personal Learning Style. After personally completing a number of these assessments I have realize that out of all the learning styles out there, I am an Auditory and Visual learner. Completing the Learning Style quiz that was provided by (The Center for New Discoveries n Learning, 2012) a 36 question assessment which results were clear, that I understand and better remember learning material by Auditory means.
I have always preferred auditory instructions rather than written instructions. The assessment also categorized my style of learning as part Visual Learner, which the majority of us are. As a Visual Learner I always prefers visual aids, for example; pie charts, colored graphs and pictures always assist the quantity of material that I can absorb and retain memorized. I will have to agree strongly with the results of the assessment. It clearly depicts my preferred and confirmed Learning tyle. The results of a second Learning Style assessment where very much like the first one. I used the assessment provided by (Bixler, 2010) a 24 question quiz which in addition to a Auditory and Visual learner, it characterized my learning style as a Tactile learner.
A Tactile learner is a hands on learner, taking note and repeating learning material many time for memorization. I do agree with these results as well, I take many notes when completing tasks and when attending meetings. Reassuring the Tactile learning style result. Now that I have a better understanding of the multiple Learning Styles that I am haracterized with, my intentions are to use these towards my collage level classes and every day life. Recently I decided to pursue a degree in Business Administration. One of my personal goals is to retire from the Air Force and move to Guatemala Central America and put my education to use. I am blessed with family members who run multiple businesses and are always looking for help. My intentions is to get well educated in the Business Administration field and work with my family. With a better understanding of my Learning Styles and a goal of obtaining a Business.
Administration degree, I have hopes of maintaining a steady educational schedule. I will try and complete all required courses within a preplanned time frame. Along with the Air Force and its heavy work schedule and also trying to raise a family, I have given my self a deadline of four and half years to complete this degree. Having high expectations can some time be hard to and overwhelming, but this is my current target. No matter what course or lesson I’m currently taking if the Style of Learning needs to be adjusted to Auditory, Visual or Tactile. I will make every effort to do so and maintain moving forward.
The Center for New Discoveries in Learning. (2012). Learning styles inventory. Retrieved from http://www.howtolearn.com/learning-styles-quiz
Bixler, B. (2010). Learning style inventory. Retrieved from http://www.personal.psu.edu/bxb11/LSI/LSI.htm