Helping learners to explore their preferred ways of learning enables them to recognise their individuality. This is a way of helping them to understand that people do not learn in the same way and that each way of learning has different benefits and disadvantages for the learner.
The most requested way of analysing styles was developed by Kolb in his... and this was popularised by Honey & Mumford in the workplace and Gardener in schools.
An alternative way of looking at learning comes from NLP developed by... This explores learning through the senses and whether learners are more visual, auditory or kinesthetic.
Accelerated learning explores how the different styles can be used by learners in a practical way to help them learn and revise.
There are a number of different online questionnaires to help learners identify their preferred learning style, and links to some of these are below.