What's My Learning Preference?

16 Questions | Total Attempts: 60

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Learning preferences help us to identify how people learn best and allow us to tailor our training, taking into consideration your style.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are helping your friend who wants to go to the airport, a restaurant or the train station. You would:
    • A. 

      Go with them

    • B. 

      Tell them the directions

    • C. 

      Write down the directions

    • D. 

      Draw, or show them a map, or give them a map.

  • 2. 
    A website has a video showing how to make a special graph. There is a person speaking, some lists and words describing what to do and some diagrams. You would learn most from:
    • A. 

      Seeing the diagrams

    • B. 

      Reading the words

    • C. 

      Listening

    • D. 

      Watching the actions

  • 3. 
    You are planning a holiday for a group. You want some feedback from them about the plan. You would:
    • A. 

      Describe some of the highlights they will experience

    • B. 

      Use a map to show them the places

    • C. 

      Give them a copy of the printed itinerary

    • D. 

      Phone, text or email them

  • 4. 
    You are going to cook something as a special treat. You would:
    • A. 

      Cook something you know without the need for instructions

    • B. 

      Ask a friend for suggestions

    • C. 

      Look on the Internet or in some cookbooks for ideas from the pictures.

    • D. 

      Use a good recipe

  • 5. 
    A group of tourists want to learn about the parks or wildlife reserves in your area. You would:
    • A. 

      Talk about, or arrange a talk for them about parks or wildlife reserves

    • B. 

      Show them maps and internet pictures

    • C. 

      Take them to a park or wildlife reserve and walk with them

    • D. 

      Give them a book or pamphlets about the parks or wildlife reserves

  • 6. 
    You are about to purchase a digital camera or mobile phone. Other than price, what would most influence your decision?
    • A. 

      Trying or testing it

    • B. 

      Reading the details or checking its features online

    • C. 

      It is a modern design and looks good

    • D. 

      The salesperson telling me about its features

  • 7. 
    Remember a time when you learnt how to do something new. Avoid choosing a physical skill, eg. riding a bike. You learned best by:
    • A. 

      Watching a demonstration

    • B. 

      Listening to somebody explaining it and asking questions

    • C. 

      Diagrams, maps, and charts - visual clues

    • D. 

      Written instructions – e.g. a manual or book

  • 8. 
    You have a problem with your knee. You would prefer that the doctor:
    • A. 

      Gave you something to read to explain what was wrong

    • B. 

      Used a plastic model to show you what was wrong

    • C. 

      Describe what was wrong

    • D. 

      Showed you a diagram of what was wrong

  • 9. 
    You want to learn a new program, skill or game on a computer. You would:
    • A. 

      Read the written instructions that came with it

    • B. 

      Talk to people who know about it

    • C. 

      Use the controls or keyboard

    • D. 

      Follow the diagrams in the book that came with it

  • 10. 
    I like websites that have:
    • A. 

      Things I can click on, move or try

    • B. 

      Interesting design and visual features

    • C. 

      Audio channels where I can hear music, radio programmes or interviews

    • D. 

      Interesting written descriptions, lists and explanations

  • 11. 
    Other than price, what would most influence your decision to buy a new non-fiction book?
    • A. 

      The way it looks is appealing

    • B. 

      Quickly reading parts of it

    • C. 

      A friend talks about it and recommends it

    • D. 

      It has real-life stories, experiences and examples

  • 12. 
    You are using a book, CD or website to learn how to take photos with your new digital camera. You would like to have:
    • A. 

      A chance to ask questions and talk about the camera and its features

    • B. 

      Clear written instructions with lists and bullet points about what to do

    • C. 

      Diagrams showing the camera and what each part does

    • D. 

      Many examples of good and poor photos and how to improve them

  • 13. 
    Do you prefer a trainer who uses:
    • A. 

      Demonstrations, models or practical sessions

    • B. 

      Questions and answers, talk, group discussion

    • C. 

      Handouts, books or readings

    • D. 

      Diagrams, charts or graphs

  • 14. 
    You have finished a competition or test and would like some feedback. You would like to have feedback:
    • A. 

      Using examples of what you have done

    • B. 

      Using a written description of your results

    • C. 

      From somebody who talks it through with you

    • D. 

      Using graphs showing what you had achieved

  • 15. 
    You are going to choose food at a restaurant or cafe. You would:
    • A. 

      Choose something that you have eaten there before

    • B. 

      Listen to the waiter or ask friends to recommend choices

    • C. 

      Choose from descriptions on the menu

    • D. 

      Look at what others are eating or look at pictures of each dish

  • 16. 
    You have to make an important speech at a conference or special occasion. You would:
    • A. 

      Take diagrams or get graphs to help explain things

    • B. 

      Write a few key words and practice saying your speech over and over

    • C. 

      Write out your speech and learn from reading it over several times

    • D. 

      Gather many examples and stories to make the talk real and practical