Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Learning Style(s)

Until now, I always thought I was a visual learner, which means I learn best by actually seeing information about the topic I am studying.  But when we took the Gardner and Gregorc tests in ROGATE, I realized that there are many more learning styles than just hands-on, visual, and auditory.  There are also other ones like logical (which I so am not), spatical , musical, and bodily-kinesthetic.  Here are the results I got on the learning style tests. 
Gardner... Linguistic, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Musical, and Body-Kinesthetic (I got the highest score in Linguistic, though)
Gregorc... Abstract Random
I think that in some ways these categories describe me well (ex. humorous, imaginative, colorful), but in other ways, I think that there is more to learning than that.  I believe that the way someone learns also depends on their willingness to learn, whether or not they open their minds to new topics and ideas.  I think that my learning style is a combination of all of them.  I am curious and inventive (concrete random), but I also enjoy reading and debating (abstract sequential).  So, I guess you could just say that my learning style is a mix of different styles!
Here are some people that I look up to/admire and what learning styles I think they have.
My Mom... Concrete Sequential 
My Dad... Logical/Mathmatical
Julie Andrews... Musical
Marie Curie... Concrete Random
Knowing what kind of learning styles I have can help me study and do better in school now that I know the best methods to help me learn as an individual.

I commented on Christina and Charles' posts.


  1. I think your philosophy on how one learns is great. It's true, the will to learn truly is part of learning itself. I take my hat off to you, good job for thinking about that.

    I, too, am a musical learner. Awesomesauce, great post. I enjoyed it. It made me think all deep and movie-like about the willingness to learn, and opening my mind to the world.

    Good job, miss Claire!

    1. Thanks, Christina! I liked your post too.

  2. WE NEED TO KNOW CLAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I got the same as you for the Gardner Test (linguistic). But on the other test i did not get the same as you. strange...
    Anyway, i agree with you on the fact that you are a little bit of everything because I think the same thing about myself. None of the options truly represented any of us. I like how you added the statement about how it matters on your willingness to learn. that was a great way say what you wanted to get across!


  4. You needed to explain why you labeled your mom and dad those particular learning styles. Also, how could these test results help you in school?