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Learning Styles Questionnaire

Reproduced from work of Peter Honey and Alan Mumford 1983/6

This questionnaire is designed to establish your preferred learning style(s). During your life you will have developed ‘habits’ that help you benefit from some learning experiences more than others.

As most habits are unconscious, the questionnaire will help you to pinpoint your preferred way(s) of learning so that you are in a better position to select learning experiences that suit your particular style.

Of course the answers may also prompt you to develop new personal learning styles and appreciate the preferred learning styles of others.

The questionnaire has no time limit though it will probably take you around 10 – 15 minutes to complete. The accuracy of the outcome depends on how honest you are in your responses. There are no right or wrong answers.

As you work through the statements, if you agree more than you disagree with a statement, then check the box next to it. If you disagree more than you agree with a statement then leave it unchecked.


















































































Learning Styles Questionnaire Scoring

You score one point for each item you checked. There are no points for items you left unchecked. The table below indicates which statements were checked.

2
4
6
10
17
23
24
32
34
38
40
43
45
48
58
64
71
72
74
79

0

ACTIVIST

7
13
15
16
25
28
29
31
33
36
39
41
46
52
55
60
62
66
67
76

0

REFLECTOR

1
3
8
12
14
18
20
22
26
30
42
47
51
57
61
63
68
75
77
78

0

THEORIST

5
9
11
19
21
27
35
37
44
49
50
53
54
56
59
65
69
70
73
80

0

PRAGMATIST

ACTIVIST REFLECTOR THEORIST PRAGMATIST
20 20 20 20 Very Strong Preference
19
18 19
19
19 18
16
18
15 17
14
13 18 16 17
12 17 15 16 Strong Preference
16
11 15 14 15
10 14 Moderate Preference
9
8 13 12 13
7 12 11 12
6 11 10 11 Low Preference
5 10 9 10
4 9 8 9
3 8 7 8 Very Low Preference
7 6 7
6 5 6
2 5 4 5
4 3 4
1 3 2 3
2 2
1 1 1
0 0 0 0

Learning Styles - General Descriptions

Activists

Enjoy the here and now
Open-minded
“I’ll try anything once” is their motto
Tend to dash in
Like short-term crises – fir fighting
Use brainstorming techniques
Look for the next bit of excitement
Thrive on challenge
Bored with detail
Can hog the limelight
Life and soul of parties

Strengths

  • Flexible and open minded
  • Happy to have a go
  • Happy to be exposed to new situations
  • Optimistic about anything new and therefore unlikely to resist change

Weaknesses

  • Tendency to take the immediately obvious action without thinking
  • Often take unnecessary risks
  • Tendency to do too much themselves and hog the limelight
  • Rush into action without sufficient preparation
  • Get bored with implementation/consolidation

Reflectors

Stand back and ponder
Observe from different perspectives
Chew things over before making decisions
Thorough analysis of important data
Delay reaching conclusions as long as possible
Cautious
“Look before you leap”, “sleep on it” is their motto
Take a back seat at meetings
Listen to others before contributing
Enjoy observing others
Low profile adopted
Slightly distant – unruffled air about them
Acts in interest of wider picture

Strengths

  • Careful
  • Thorough and methodical
  • Thoughtful
  • Good at listening to others and assimilating information
  • Rarely jump to conclusions

Weaknesses

  • Tendency to hold back from direct participation
  • Slow to make up their minds and reach a decision
  • Tendency to be too cautious and not take enough risks
  • Not assertive – they are not particularly forthcoming and tend to have difficulty with small talk

Theorists

Make theories with the data they collect
Logical – step-by-step approach
Can assimilate lots of disparate facts into a coherent whole
Perfectionists – like things tidy
Keen on assumptions, theories, models, and systems
“If it’s logical it’s good” is their motto
Ask questions like – “does it make sense?” “how does this fit with that?”
Detached, analytical
Maximises certainty
Uncomfortable with subjectivity
Uncomfortable with lateral thinking
Don’t like flippant comments

Strengths

  • Logical ‘vertical’ thinkers
  • Rational and objective
  • Good at asking probing questions
  • Disciplined approach

Weaknesses

  • Restricted in lateral thinking
  • Low tolerance for uncertainty, disorder and ambiguity
  • Intolerant of anything subjective or intuitive
  • Full of ‘shoulds, oughts and musts’

Pragmatists

Keen to try out new ideas in practice
Search for new ideas
Like experimenting
Get on with things and act quickly
“Let’s not beat around the bush”, “if it works it’s good” are their motto’s
Can be impatient with open-ended discussions
Practical
Down to earth
Respond to problems as challenges

Strengths

  • Keen to test things in practice
  • Practical, down to earth, realistic
  • Business-like, get straight to the point
  • Technique oriented

Weaknesses

  • Tendency to reject anything without an obvious application
  • Not very interested in theory based principles
  • Tendency to seize the first expedient solution to a problem
  • Impatient with what they see as waffle
  • On balance, task orientated not people orientated

Activists

Activists learn best from activities where:

Activists learn least from and may react against activities where:

Reflectors

Reflectors learn best from activities where:

Reflectors learn least from and may react against activities where:

Theorists

Theorists learn best from activities where:

Theorists learn least from and may react against activities where:

Pragmatists

Pragmatists learn best from activities where:

Pragmatists learn least from and may react against activities where:

Developing Learning Styles

The aim should be to develop the use of all four styles to become in effect an all rounder, able to learn from all situations.

ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP YOUR ACTIVIST STYLE

ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP YOUR REFLECTOR STYLE

ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP YOUR THEORIST STYLE

ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP YOUR PRAGMATIST STYLE