What’s Your Learning Style?

Take this learning style quiz at Edutopia and answer these questions.

1. What is your learning style according to the quiz results?

2. Do you agree with the results? Why or why not?

3. What are the limitations of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

4. What are the assumptions of this theory?

5. Comment on at least three of your classmates posts and be sure to include questions.

55 thoughts on “What’s Your Learning Style?

  1. I am a Visual-Spatial learner according to the test. I do agree with the results because I would prefer doing arts over my homework. I have done so before and end up doing my homework the whole entire night. I also picture things in order to understand them . The limitations are the categories, even though the test does classify us into a certain category as learners, we do not learn that specific way every day.

  2. 1. According to the results, I’m a musical person.:)

    2.Ehh… In some ways, i do agree with the results because i love music like everybody. But in some ways, I wouldn’t considered this my learning style because sometime music is distracting and annoying. So in some ways i totally agree with this and in some other ways I do not agree.

    3. The limitations to this theory is the lack of subjects that was listed and the lack of specific details. This theory could just be in a general sense rather than a specific sense.

    4. The implications and assumptions of this theory is that it defines who you truely are in the inside.?

    • It’s interesting to get a sense of what type of learning styles we all are, however i do agree that we are not all base on just that particular classification.

      • Professor Gardner’s “multiple intelligences” is a theory and he continues to expand the categories. In the last several years he suggested adding two more categories: naturalist and existentialist.

        • How accurate or reliable is Gardner’s “multiple intelligences” theory if the categories continue to expand?

  3. 1. What is your learning style according to the quiz results?

    Refering to the quiz i have a Linguistic,intrapersonal and musical style of learning.

    2. Do you agree with the results? Why or why not?

    I agree, because the ideas seem relevent enough to be true.

    3. What are the limitations of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

    The percentages given cannot define those who take these tests, but those who take the test themself and reflect upon the idea and accept the Idea of who they are based on this quiz.

    4. What are the implications and assumptions of this theory?

    This theory specifies those who are more into extra-cerrecular activities other than school-like subjects such as English or history relevent ideas.

  4. 1.My learning style is more to the Logical-Mathematical way.

    2.I agree with these results 100% with the results because my subject has always been math and that is my strength.

    3. I think the limitations are that there are only seven categories. This limits the persons way of learning to one thing. What if the person is always changing? Or what if the person’s learning style is different? What then? Are these the only ways of learning? I think the limitation is that everyone is different to me and they have their own unique way of learning that cannot be categorized. Another idea I had was how do they find out what is your learning style by asking you a couple of questions?

    4.The implications of this theory is that everyone has one of these learning styles. In the end people will only learn through these ways of learning.

  5. 1. My strongest Learning style is interpersonal.
    2.Yes i do agree with the results. I am a real people person and i am good at communicating with people.
    3.Limitations are that it only can account for specific things and it cannot account for everything. Also it gives you your score for all results and it doesn’t really specify a single learning style for you.
    4. This implies that learning styles can be classified. which is false because everyone has their own style of learning which will never be exactly the same as someone else.

  6. 1) Interpersonal! I do love to communicate with others! and get to know about others like making friends.

    2) I would agree with the results because the results does match me, and the way how I am and think. So true of me!

    3) The limitations are the multiple choices that we have to choose and how the quiz is being categorized, such as it does not have all or some of the interest that we have on the quiz. Also there was a question that was optional for us to answer, which I answered it as a high school assignment. So will that question affect us to how we respond to our life style?

    4) Both are the ways how we choose our own life style to be either from learning skills or style!

  7. I took the test and it says that I am an intpersonal learner. I don’t believe it yes I believe everyone has a different way of learning and to me I feel if you have to take a test to learn that then it takes out the purpose to your learning style. I guess the point is it’s a test for one that is online and the answers you give to vary to what you get but I don’t feel like it’s me. Also what I caught myself on this test is I did answer honestly but answered some to boost my ego or to even think I will change my results to what I expected it would be. Also it’s also very vague in description as well so I don’t feel as if I should get worked up. So if we expect to be one way and we take a test to figure it out how does our expectations effect how we answer so we can get what we want?

    • Just to add on as well this is similar to horoscopes which I’m not to fond of I’m not going to let the internet decide who I am or what not I guess. It’s also not just about that we have to take into account and ask is it really us? why limit ourselves as also in response to Kongs he felt it limited him. The mere fact that we took this test is that we are already limiting ourselves and trying to categorize ourselves. That’s just how I see it. Then again maybe this is or isn’t accurate.

      • Maybe the test allows us to confirm what we have already suspected. Also, we can ask ourselves about why our society places such a high value on math and linguistic intelligence, but a rather low value on the other intelligences. How might this change if we lived in another historical period or another culture?

  8. 1. What is your learning style according to the quiz results? My results say that I am well rounded most of my reults are in the 75%or above except for Bodily Kinesthetic and Naturalistic.

    2. Do you agree with the results? Why or why not? Yes, i do agree with my results because I enjoy learning in different types of ways.

    3. What are the limitations of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences? The limitations are, there are no learning types of styles based on religion and often a lot of people feel like that is how they learn; by having faith an dpraying also contributing a lot of determination. I feel that if that learning style was put in the quiz i would most likley qualify for that one.

    4. What are the implications and assumptions of this theory? The implications of his theory is that there are only certain ways that we can learn. These ways are the categories that he decided to look at.

  9. 1. What is your learning style according to the quiz results?
    2. Do you agree with the results? Why or why not?
    Yes not alot alot but it is really close to what i would think about myself
    3. What are the limitations of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences?
    It is rather supportative if it makes sense rather than giving the truth it gives support to ones statements
    4. What are the implications and assumptions of this theory?
    The implications are learning styles and the assumptions are that there are only some types of learning skills

  10. 1. My top three are in this order: (1) Musical, (2) Bodily-Kinesthetic and (3) Intrapersonal.

    2. Ehh…I don’t really agree with the results. Although I like music and dancing and all that good stuff, it’s not the main thing in my life. Even though I enjoy doing them, it’s not like I always listen to music or like dancing is my life. Surprisingly, these two were the tops of my learning style…lol…just because I enjoy doing them most. I agree with the intrapersonal and I thought it should have been my first one. I find myself planning and managing my time a lot more. I always set a time limit for my future goals.

    3. I guess the good thing about this survey/quiz is that it offers a decent amount of variations with the small number of questions it had. Small numbers = less precision and accuracy though. I think it would’ve been better if it had many questions on one topic…because it was all really scattered, such as do you like dancing? My answer is of course yes…but does that really mean I learn through dancing? It’s really just a hobby of mine.

    4. One implication is that if you like to do something then you learn through it. They also assume that there are eight learning styles. Most of all, it implies that everyone has a specific way of learning, which is not true because I think it really depends on what you are learning as well.

    • Wouldn’t it be great if you told Mr. Dagler that after each math problem you solve, you need to dance for several minutes so that you can complete the learning process!

    • How does these learning styles shape what we can know? Is it important to take consideration of what our learning style is? Will it benefit us if we do learn the way we were classified as?

  11. 1. by taking the quiz i now know my learning style, Bodily-Kinesthetic.
    2. i say that i agree because i do have to participate to learn and fully understand what is being taught, but i would disagree with it because we don’t need to participate in order to understand some learn by just simply observing it with no participation what so ever.
    3. one limitations can be that we are taking the quiz and aren’t giving it our best effort and the quiz is multiple choice. we could just answer for the heck of it and not care what is chosen.
    4. the implications and assumptions from this theory are that we all have the same “style” of learning but we do not all show the same style in our everyday life. some can be more evolved with one learning style and others with another learning style, one who lacks a certain style another gains.

    • Alixel,

      As a Bodily-Kinesthetic learner, what kind of school would you design if it were to just fit your learning needs? How can language and math be taught with the body? I wonder how you would approach learning differently?

  12. 1. According to the learning style I am Bodily-Kinesthetic.
    2. I do agree with it because I do learn better when we do a activity with the topic we learn.
    3. The limitations of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences is that they make a conclusion from a test, but not from how we learn in a real life situation.
    4. The assumption is that everyone has a different style to learn something in life.

    • Are you certain that you are a bodily-kinesthetic?
      While taking the quiz, do you think that our limitations come from the way we choose how we think or the way we know who we are?

    • Yeah I agree with what you said the limitations were because i wonder how did Gardner come up with these questions in the first place? Were these some random questions that he thought were ‘useful’ for his quiz? While taking the test I was asking myself why these questions and why was the quiz so short? What I mean by this is how does this quiz determine our way of learning with just a couple of questions?

  13. According to the quiz result I am a Intrapersonal Learner. I guess I do agree with my result, because I personally know what to do and what not do to. Where I also tend to have plans with schools, homes or other stuff. But from taking this quiz there are some limitations of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences- we cannot expand our knowledge into other areas probably (ex: learning styles), if we’re only categorized into one learning styles. This theory implies that a person is categorized to only one categories, but however a person can not be only apply to one categories as they often have different learning styles.

  14. My learning style according to the quiz is logical-mathematical. I do agree with the results because I do understand complex problems and the way I solve problems is through logic. I am a math person. The limitation is that they are categorizing someone from just a couple questions. A couple answers to questions can not tell you who someone is. Sometimes your answers can change over time as well. So there maybe no definite category. This theory implies that you can have only one learning style. Some people have many styles but this theory does not assume this.

    • So you said that “This theory implies that you can have only one learning style. Some people have many styles but this theory does not assume this.”, does that means that the categories for our race or ethnicity shows that it does not tell who we are as we are also categorize?

    • If this theory implies that you can only have one learning style, and the person is a well-rounded learner, what learning style would they have ?

  15. 1. My learning style according to the quiz results is intrapersonal.

    2. Yes, I do agree to the results because it is true about me.

    3. The limitations of the Howard Gardner’s The Multiple Intelligences is that a person can be categorize in more than one categories according to his/her abilities.

    4. The implications and assumptions of this theory is that each different people have their own skills and abilities.

    • If you are identified as an intrapersonal learner, isn’t the implication that you learn by reflecting on your feelings? What does that say about how you can learn in other contexts?

    • When you say that your results does match you well! Do you that the results are certain? Why?…Don’t you think that the choices you make can be what you want to be or what you have encounter already?

  16. 1. I am more of a musical learner, and less of a bodily-kinesthetic one.

    2. I somewhat agree to this because although music does help me concentrate, it doesn’t necessarily help me concentrate on what I need to do at certain times (like homework). Also, I have many moments when I need everything to be quiet for me to be able to concentrate. I can tell when someone is singing off-key, but I don’t think I am sensitive to sounds. I agree with my low standing as a bodily-kinesthetic learner because I do not know how to express myself through dancing or through body motions.

    3. The way the quiz is set up, itself, is a limitation to Howard’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. We answer the quiz to how WE see OURSELVES, not how others see us. Also, we must know how/who we are and what we like in order to, in my opinion, get accurate results. If the person doesn’t know what they like and he/she chooses a certain answer rather than one of the other answers, then the results are changed – only because of ONE answer!

    4. This theory is implying that everyone learns best a certain way. In my opinion, the people who are well-rounded on this test, having results with nearly the same or the same percentages in each category, can adapt to different environments and learn from them. However, because they adapt to so many different areas, there isn’t enough time or enough space to excel in a specific area.

    • So, do you like music more than homework? Also, do you spend more time on music than homework?

    • One of the problems I experienced while taking the quiz is that I felt compelled to lie. I know it sounds terrible but I really did not want to be completely honest. Isn’t that one of the problems with a self-survey? You can’t rely on yourself!

      • Did you feel compelled to lie because you felt like someone was going to see the results and/or you felt like it was the right thing to do? How does our surroundings affect how we act? How would this quiz have differed if you knew no one was going to see your answers and results but you?

    • But the question is, who knows you better? you or someone else? Others arent there to always see your activies, know your hobbies and favorites. Is it a limitation for a person to take a self quiz?

  17. My results showed that I am evenly intelligent in all the categories. So does that mean I am well-rounded or mediocre?

  18. 1. Im supposedly an naturalistic learner
    2.I somewhat agree with my result because I do observe my surroundings most of the time. So when i go into a “daze” or “day-dream” Im thinking beyond whats happening in the classroom. Yet I don’t agree because I do not write about nature of life or record any data what-so-ever.
    3. One of the limitations is that the person can fit into more than one category as a strength for learning and their can be multiple answers for the quiz because we were given choices to choose from rather than allowing us to answer in our own words.
    4. An implication would be, as stated earlier, we can have more than one strength in learning.

    • So, do you like nature?
      What kind of observation do you observe around your surroundings?

    • the quiz is biased because it expects you to have the style of one of the categories. To what extent can bias affect shaping of knowledge?

    • Since you partially agree with your result and partially don’t, do you think sub-categories would have helped? How should the quiz change in order to give the most accurate and precise results?

      • I do think sub categories would’ve helped. It couldve given a more precise result with less information of what i do.
        The quiz however, to fully understand a person’s learning ability, would have to be extremely time consuming to get all aspects and not multiple choice to get our own words into the quiz.

    • Hmmm!!!…you say that we can have more than one strength in learning!?…however where does our strength lie in our interest! We may have more than one, but we cannot do all at once!

  19. What is assumed by the results of the ‘learning style’? Do you think that your ‘naturalistic learning’ style is being fully utilized during the course of a normal day? How might learning for you change if you become more aware of such a learning style?

  20. #1 According to the results from the quiz I am a naturalistic learner.
    #2 I guess I do agree with the results, however I don’t believe I am limited to just this way of learning, because I had some really strong results too from those other categories.
    #3 The limitations are the categorization of the types of learning styles, it’s a limitation because it subjugates you to a specific lifestyle that generally describes you as an individual.
    #4 The implications of this theory is that every person has all of the learning styles however they are not “configured” exactly the same “just like your finger prints.” Meaning that we all have a specialization in a specific learning style.

    • I am confused; you said (or at least implied), for #2, that you felt that the quiz and its final results were limiting you to just that way of learning.. Hence, “I don’t believe I am limited to just this way of learning, because I had some really strong results too from those other categories.”
      But looking at your answer to #4, you stated that the theory’s implications were that everyone has all of the learning styles, though it is not configured in the same way.

      So.. Assuming you weren’t confused by what I wrote,

      How is it that you felt that the results were being too limited when you also stated that one of the implications of this theory is that everyone is not limited to just one learning style?

      • Doesn’t Kong mean that you can identify with one or more intelligence, YET you are still limited to thinking about your intelligence according to the categories provided?

        • Why are we categorized? Does it make it easier for us to understand who we are? Without categories we might all be the same

        • What is the difference between categorizing individual and by group of race/ethnicity?

          • Linda, exactly! Are these learning categories universal to humanity or do they reflect a cultural bias?

    • Categories may limit our way of knowing because it causes us to see a topic in one way. How does categorizing benefit us? Was it right for the quiz to result in categories? How would the results and the person’s interpretation(s) of the result differ if only one way of knowing was given to us and/or there weren’t any percentages?