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Learning Styles Assessments

Explanation of Learning Styles

Learning Styles is a profile that identifies the optimal conditions that will assist the individual worker or learner to be successful in situations in which new, difficult or challenging material is presented. Once an individual's learning style strengths or preferences have been identified, the individual can begin to create the environment in which he/she will be most productive.

Learning Styles Model

Dunn and Dunn Model:

A comprehensive model that identifies each individual’s strengths and preferences across the full spectrum of six categories. These six categories have been identified in determining how we learn:

  • Environmental: sound, light, temperature, seating design
  • Emotional: motivation, task persistence, conformity, structure
  • Sociological: alone, pairs, small group, large group, authority, variety
  • Perceptual: auditory, visual word, visual picture, tactual and/or kinesthetic, verbal
  • Physiological: time of day, intake, mobility
  • Psychological: analytic/global, impulsive/reflective
Dunn and Dunn Model

Using Learning Styles for Success

Providing people with a self-reflective analysis of the ideal conditions in which they concentrate, work, and learn paves the way for implementing strategies that:

  • Improve learning attitudes and behaviors;
  • Increase achievement;
  • Improve performance;
  • Strengthen communication;
  • Enhance team interactions;
  • Enhance self-motivation;
  • Reduce anxiety and stress;
  • Facilitate self-leadership skills; and
  • Value diversity of thinking.

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