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Learning Style Quiz
VISUAL or GRAPHIC LEARNER
You prefer information that is visual and graphic – maps, spider diagrams, charts, graphs, flow charts, labelled diagrams. Anything visual that can replace written or spoken information appeals to you. You lose interest and attention when presented with long bodies of unbroken text and when listening to long lectures and tutorials. How to improve learning: Doodle and visualise lectures into stories, graphs or maps. Use colour highlights to draw out important facts from text. You will like the Kjaer Global tools for visualising trends and their interconnectedness.
Your perceptual mode means you prefer information that you can hear or talk about: lectures, group discussion, podcasts, webchats and online forums where you can talk things through. You are not comfortable with unsupported visual or pictorial representations of knowledge and when asked to try out unfamiliar concepts without being able to talk about them. How to improve learning: Ask questions and talk about new concepts and ideas. Even when you’re on your own you will benefit from trying to verbalise what you have learned – this will help you explore ideas and remember key information. You will enjoy the Kjaer academy podcasts and the online forum for discussions.
You prefer information displayed as words – text-based, reading and writing. Word-loving learners are most happy when presented with books, reports, the Internet, lists, dictionaries and quotations. You may not be comfortable with discussions where you cannot take or rely on notes. Demonstrations without supporting literature can also make you anxious that you will forget key points. How to improve learning: Create written descriptions of key ideas or summaries of graphic representations to help you understand and remember. Also check out further reading lists. You will like the Think, Work and Play like a Futurist course book; as well as Anne Lise Kjaer’s book, The Trend Management Toolkit – A Practical Guide to The Future, Palgrave MacMillan (2014)
You have a preference for learning related to simulated or real experience. This means you learn best if you get to put theory into practice. You value your own background of experiences as a reference for learning, but are less interested in the learning experiences of others. You may not learn effectively when presented with big blocks of text or when you get information that does not include practical examples and opportunities to test and try things out. How to improve learning: Try to test out as many things as possible while you are learning. If you find it hard to understand or remember a concept, make up a story or imagine it as a real-life situation. You will like the Kjaer Academy’s use of case studies and real-life examples. You will in particular enjoy the PLAY module where you get practical with the trend management toolkit.
You are a Multi Modal type 1 learner, if you have two, three or four almost-equal preferences in your test scores. You are a Multi Modal Learner type 2 if you would or could not choose an option because you felt you had to have them all. MM 1: You are a context-specific learner who switches between learning modes to suit what you are working with. You are comfortable with all modes of learning. As Multi Modal type 1 or 2 Learner, you will like how the Kjaer Academy caters for a whole-brain approach, connecting the dots in a think, work and play spectrum of active learning. MM 2: You are not satisfied until you have input from all modes about a subject. This means you take longer to gather and process information but as a result you often have a deeper understanding. As a Multi Modal Learner type 2, you will like how the Kjaer Academy supports a passion for deep-learning. MM 1: You are a context-specific learner who switches between learning modes to suit what you are working with. You are comfortable with all modes of learning. You are a multi-modal learner if you have two, three or four almost-equal preferences in your test scores. (who, MM1 or MM2?) MM 2: You are not satisfied until you have input from all modes about a subject. This means you take longer to gather and process information but as a result you often have a deeper understanding. Is this MM1? You will love everything about the Kjaer Academy as it caters for a whole-brain approach, connecting the dots in a think, work and play spectrum of active learning. Is this MM2? You will love the Kjaer Academy think, work, play active learning approach – catering for whole-brain with a passion for deep-learning.