Scientific theories about individual differences in learning style have been in circulation since the 1950’s. Assessments to identify an individual’s preferred style were popularised in the 1970’s as a method for teachers to identify the learning requirements of their students and adapt their classroom methods accordingly.
In a modern workforce context, learning style assessments allow for the adaptation of learning and development programs to better maintain employee engagement, boost productivity and improve information retention. Empowering individuals with an understanding of their own learning preference also encourages them to seek out research methods and resources that will be of most benefit to them.
Drawing on data from a short questionnaire, Potential identifies a person's learning preference across seven key styles.