What Type of Learner Are You? Your Child?


I just discovered the Learning Styles Quiz on http://www.edutopia.org.  Very cool!  I’ve taken quizzes of this nature before, as they are based on Gardner’s 7 Intelligences (he’s added more since the theory’s inception, but the original 7 still stand up best) and can give you clues as to why you are drawn to certain subjects and interests.  They include Naturalistic, Bodily/Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Visual/Spatial, Logical/Mathematical and Visual/Linguistic.  I encourage you to take the quiz for yourself and for each of your school- age children.  This might give you insight into how each of them learns best.  Again, go to http://www.eutopia.org and the link to the quiz is in the center top of the page next to “most popular.”  Here is how I stacked up.

Naturalistic- 50%

Bodily/Kinesthetic- 42%

Musical- 56%

Interpersonal- 100% (no surprise here!)

Intrapersonal- 94%

Visual/Spatial- 25% (no surprise- I cannot read a map for my life!)

Logical/Mathematical- 38% (math NEVER was my thing)

Visual/Linguistic- 100% (again, no surprise!)

We do cover some of this in Answer Keys: Teachers’ Lessons for Successful Parenting, but I encourage to gather more information on your own.  If anything, it’s just fun to find out more about yourself and your children!  I would love to hear from you and what you discovered about how you and your children learn best!

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  1. Sorry- made a mistake or two in the above post and still cannot figure out how to edit existing posts. Anyway, the site is http://www.edutopia.org.

    Thanks,
    Smartypantz

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