According to Rossiter (2006), answering three questions will help you understand how you learn best.
- "How does my brain work? (or How do I think best?)
- How do I process or retain information best?
- How do I share what I’ve learned best?"
In addition to Rossiter I embrace the theory of Howard Gardner which states that "each person has the same capacity for learning; the difference is HOW they learn. All people have a strength in one (or a combination) of the following seven intelligences:
- Linguistic: interpreting words help them learn best
- Logical/Mathematical: math, numerical or logical processes help them learn best
- Movement/Kinesthetic: action or “doing something” helps them learn best
- Musical: musical patterns and/or performances help them learn best
- Spatial: using the patterns of open or tight spaces helps them learn best
- Interpersonal: understanding the meaning and intent of others helps them learn best.
- Intrapersonal: understanding one’s own feelings and motivations help them learn best."