What's My Learning Style
by Stephanie McBrier Hannett
What's My Learning Style is a training assessment that helps trainers and individuals maximize learning results through developing an understanding of behavioral style. The instrument identifies adult learning preferences and helps individuals apply this knowledge to build on strengths, minimize weaknesses and become more flexible at using different learning styles.
Before you roll out your next training initiative, it is important to first consider how the individuals in your audience learn. Every person uses a preferred personal learning style during the learning process, whether or not they are conscious of it. Some people learn best in a group, while others prefer to learn independently. Some approach learning with enthusiasm; some require time for reflection. There isn't one "correct" style, but building awareness of behavioral style for your learners is the key to maximizing results for both your audience and your training efforts.
What's My Learning Style is a quick and effective tool that accurately identifies a preference for one of four learning styles: direct, spirited, considerate, or systematic. In addition to becoming familiar with their preferences, individuals will learn how to maximize the strengths of that style, overcome any potential trouble spots, and develop the ability to function using a variety of different styles.
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How It Works
What's My Learning Style starts with a 20-item self assessment that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals rate how characteristic the statements are of their learning preferences. Scoring the assessment reveals a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles: direct, spirited, considerate, or systematic.
- Identify preference for one of four learning styles
- Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each learning style
- Discover how to approach all types of learning in a way that is comfortable
- Create a plan to branch out of the "style comfort zone"
Preference for one of four learning styles
Scoring: 10 minutes
Interpretation: 1 hour
What to Order
Facilitator Guide: Order one per trainer. The comprehensive facilitator set includes everything trainers need to deliver What's My Learning Style, including background information, administrative guidelines, a step-by-step workshop outline, the HRDQ Style Model, alternative workshop designs, optional activities, Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, and sample participant materials. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Print Self-Assessment: Order one per individual or participant. The What's My Learning Style print self-assessment includes the 30-item inventory with pressure-sensitive scoring, the listening model, dimensions of listening, interpretive information, and action-planning worksheets.
Online Self-Assessment: Order one per individual or participant. The What's My Learning Style online self-assessment includes a personalized interpretive report, the listening model, dimensions of listening, interpretive information, and action-planning worksheets.
About the Author
Dr. Stephanie McBrier Hannett has a background in training design, analysis, and instruction as well as counseling, and is well versed in human development needs and what it takes to meet them. Her research, in addition to her work with both children and adults, has provided in-depth insight on behavior that inspires her work. She focused her doctoral studies on the analysis of the underlying feelings and thoughts of individuals who participate in experiential learning activities. The results identified psychological safety, positive experiences, learning, and interest as core themes. Her findings led her to develop training utilizing many different experiential techniques, emphasizing a fun and relaxed atmosphere with ample learning opportunities. Dr. Hannett's influence and expertise is evident in various training tools she has helped to develop for HRDQ, including What's My Coaching Style, What's My Learning Style, Flight from Savo, Supervising with Confidence, and others. Dr. Hannett holds degrees from the University of South Florida, including a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in training and development, an MA in Guidance and Counseling, and a BS in Elementary Education.