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For each question presented in a section, select the response that best represents your approach. Complete all questions to view your results for that section. Results will remain visible until you close or refresh your browser - your responses are not saved!
There are 11 parts representing 12 different aspects of your learning style. When you read the statements, try to think about what you usually do when learning.
It typically takes about 30 minutes to complete the survey. Do not spend too much time on any item—indicate your immediate feeling and move on to the next item.
Understand that this is only a general description of your learning style preferences. It does not describe you all of the time, but gives you an idea of your tendencies when you learn. Note that in some learning situations, you may have one set of style preferences and in a different situation, another set of preferences.
Furthermore, learning style preferences change throughout your life, and you can also stretch them, so don’t feel that you are constrained to one style.
The results can help you to recognize your strengths and take advantage of ways you learn best. Also, enhance your learning by being aware of and developing the style areas that you do not normally use. Tasks that do not seem quite as suited to your style preferences will help you stretch beyond your ordinary comfort zone, expanding your learning and working potential.
You won’t lose your basic strengths by trying something new; you will simply develop another side of yourself that is likely to be very helpful to your learning. If you aren’t sure how to attempt new behaviors that go beyond your favored style, then ask your colleagues, friends, or teachers to give you a hand. Talk with someone who has a different style from yours and see how that person does it.
The "Learning Style Survey: Assessing Your Own Learning Styles" by A.D. Cohen, R. L. Oxford, & J.C. Chi is adapted and used with permission from the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. The Learning Style Survey can be found in Maximizing study abroad: An instructional guide to strategies for language and culture learning and use (pp. 153-161), and in Maximizing study abroad: A students' guide to strategies for language and culture learning and use (pp. 9-19).