Learning Style Preferences

The Learning Style Inventory analyzes 16 different preferences for grades 3-5 and 6-12:

Immediate environment (sound, light, heat and design)

  • Quiet vs. Sound
  • Dim Light vs. Bright Light
  • Cool Environment vs. Warm Environment
  • Informal Design vs. Formal Design


Emotionality (motivation, persistence and structure)

  • Low Motivation vs. High Motivation
  • Low Persistence vs. High Persistence
  • Doesn’t Like Structure vs. Wants Structure


Sociological needs (self-oriented, peer-oriented or adult-oriented)

  • Prefers Learning Alone vs. Prefers Learning with Peers
  • Low Teacher Motivation vs. High Teacher Motivation


Physical needs (perceptual preference(s), food intake, time of day and mobility)

  • Low Auditory Learner vs. Prefers Auditory Learning
  • Low Visual Learner vs. Prefers Visual Learning
  • Low Tactile Learner vs. Prefers Tactile Learning
  • Low Kinesthetic Learner vs. Prefers Kinesthetic Learning
  • Doesn’t Prefer Intake vs. Prefers Intake
  • Prefers Evening vs. Prefers Morning
  • Doesn’t Prefer Mobility vs. Prefers Mobility