Learning preference assessment

Identify effective training methods

WithYouWithMe’s learning preference assessment identifies the preferred learning style of an individual across seven specified types. Insights from this assessment enable organisations to adapt onboarding techniques for new hires and create training programs tailored to employees.

What are learning preference assessments?

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.

What are the seven learning styles?

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Visual (spatial)

Someone who prefers using visual aids such as pictures or video. Visual learners like to see tasks and information presented spatially and use their visual memory to learn.
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Kinaesthetic (physical)

Someone who prefers using their body, hands and sense of touch. For these hands-on individuals, learning happens through physical activity.
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Auditory (musical)

Someone who learns using sound and music. Auditory learners prefer hearing and listening in order to learn, and commit things to memory by saying them out loud.
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Interpersonal (social)

Someone who prefers to learn in groups or with other people, both verbally and non-verbally. These individuals are both good listeners and communicators.
Intrapersonal (solitary) icon

Intrapersonal (solitary)

Someone who prefers to work alone and focusses best without the distraction of others. These individuals tend to learn best when reading through concepts independently.
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Verbal (linguistic)

Someone who prefers using language, both in speech and writing. Learning methods for these individuals include mnemonics and repeating back what they have learnt.
Logical (mathematical) icon

Logical (mathematical)

Someone who prefers to apply logic, reasoning and systems to learn. These learners easily recognise patterns and connect concepts, and use structure and logic to retain information.
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