Learning styles test
There has been much thought and written about how people learn. What we know for sure, is that people learn in different ways. One learns by doing things, the other must see it and a third person first has to absorb information before he or she understands. In 1983, Howard Gardner suggested the idea that people can be intelligent in many different ways. Not only in the way that a IQ test can measure. Gardner distinguished nine forms of intelligens. Every human being possesses them all, but each person only highly developes a few. These highly developed intelligences determin the way one likes to learn and ones preference to certain activities .
To determine what your preferred learning styles is, Studio Koekoek provides the opportunity to do the Multiple Intelligence Learning Styles Test ( MILS )
WHY DO A LEARNING STYLE TEST?
Schools pay little attention to the different ways children learn .This is in particular the case in the private schools system in London. The school system is regularly arranged in a uniform manner in which is assumed that children all learn in the same way.
The MILS test shows ones preferred learning style. When you know what learning situation is preferred you can learn according to your style, learn as effective as possible en help by choosing the appropriate school. The test results can also help parents when the talk to teacher regarding their child. Teachers indicate that they find it very useful to understand the learning style of a child. As a result they can offer made to measures materials and instructions. Learning problems can be resolved by understanding learning styles.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The test is administered by computerprogramme. During the test the child has to choose between two learning situations. The question is: which learning style do you prefer? When the child find it's difficult to choose, it should think: what do I do the most? The goal is to determine which learning style is preference. In total there are thirty-two questions a child has to chosen between. The test takes about ten minutes to complete. The questions contain a variety of images, sound and moving elements. If the child is finished, the test I discuss the results with the child and check if this results correct. The child should recognizes his or hers way of learning.
Then I explain the testresult further. What are the learning strategies that will be helpfull, which can the child adjusts, what strategies would the child like to try ? This is very important part for the child. It takes about fifteen to thirty minutes, depending on interest ,questions and needs of the child .
A week afterwards the perents receives a report this contains the childs scores and a brief explanation of the testresults.
Age? - For children at the end of primary school and at the beginning of high school. The group of children who are responsible for their own learning. Aged between nine and eighteen years.
Level? - For every child, whether it be "gifted", "normal" or has "difficulties" at learning is. It is always important to know how a child processes information.
Studio Koekoek learning Styles Testing can takes place where you prefer. Contact us for further details or to book an appointment .
The cost is £200.
These costs exclude travel expenses and are including ;
- Test Administration and discuss the test results
- Personal discussion reporting
For more information or questions please contact Studio Koekoek.