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Posted: 25 September 2005 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Over the past years, I have come to sense that I learn and think in a different way than most other people.

One difference, is that my thinking appears to be much more ‘visual’  than the thinking of many other people seems to be. Also, I have another way of ordening information, a higher than usual synthezising ability, and a highly encyclopedic memory that again is highly spatio-visualy oriented. I think and remember in images, and visualize the things I speak of in my mind first. I make a lot of diagrams when tackling a problem, and prefer a diagram to a table.

I have been reading a lot on this recently, and found some interesting tests. These tests indeed result in high scores for me when it comes to spatio-visual learning, and much less on auditorial-sequential learning.

I am interested to learn how other MoH forum members perform in these tests. Note that the results of these tests are not related to intelligence: they point to different ways of learning and thinking. Also note that these kind of tests are the subject of criticism, they are not uncontested.

I picked out two on-line test that are quick and easy to make:

VARK-test

Visual-Spatial learner test

What are your results?

I scored 12 out of 17 in the Visual-Spatial learner test (classifying me as a “spatio-visual learner”).
The VARK test resulted in a multimodal result with indeed a very strong result for Visual (8), Kinesthetic and read/write (both 7), and relatively low score for Aural (5).

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Posted: 25 September 2005 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I got 15 out of 17 on the visual-spacial learner test one,
and on the VARK thing my results were:

Visual: 5
Aural: 2
Read/Write: 2
Kinesthetic: 4

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Posted: 25 September 2005 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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... but then, I always knew I had to learn by looking and trying things: my elementrary and junior high were very focused on helping ‘Gifted kids’

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Posted: 25 September 2005 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m multimodal (looks proud!)
Visual: 4
Aural: 10
Read/Write: 7
Kinesthetic: 10

And I got 10 out o 17 on the 2nd one.

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Posted: 25 September 2005 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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*  Visual: 4
  * Aural: 2
  * Read/Write: 3
  * Kinesthetic: 5

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Posted: 25 September 2005 10:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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According to the VARK test, I’m “multimodal” with these scores:
Visual = 8
Aural = 7
Read/Write = 8
Kinesthetic = 7

I had some problems with the other test:
1.  No
2.  Doesn’t apply, because I think in neither pictures nor words
3.  No
4.  No
5.  Yes
6.  No
7.  Yes
8.  Yes
9.  Yes
10.  No
11.  Yes
12.  This question is too ambiguous
13.  Yes
14.  No
15.  No
16.  I’ve never had much experience with teachers, so I don’t know
17.  Yes (whether my art’s actually any good is questionable, though!)

That gives me 7 yes, 7 no, two that don’t work and one that’s too ambiguous.

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Posted: 25 September 2005 10:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The VARK Questionnaire Results
Visual: 5
Aural: 2
Read/Write: 6
Kinesthetic: 5

And 11 for the visual-spatial. smile

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Posted: 26 September 2005 02:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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*  Visual: 3
  * Aural: 2
  * Read/Write: 4
  * Kinesthetic: 6


And 5 on the Spatial-thingy

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Posted: 26 September 2005 05:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Visual: 2
Aural: 1
Read/Write: 4
Kinesthetic: 6

Hmmmm…

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Posted: 26 September 2005 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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VARK Results:

Visual = 3
Aural = 2
Read/Write = 5
Kinesthetic = 4

I got 11 outta 17 on the second test, but I think I must have answered some of the Vark questions wrong because i’m a very hands-on tpye of learner, i like to see what makes things tick (Like the question on the spatio-visual test about taking something apart to see how it works.) and tend to explain things to peole using diagrams etc.

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Posted: 26 September 2005 11:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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VARK:
Your scores were:

Visual: 4
Aural: 0
Read/Write: 6
Kinesthetic: 3
You have a mild Read/Write learning preference
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On the spatial one:
No, No, No, Yes, Yes, No, No, Yes, No, No, Yes, No, Yes, Yes, No, No, No.

I only answered ‘Yes’ six times.

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Posted: 26 September 2005 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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although…we do have something in the office called “Maegan Logic”.  When ever my supervisor can’t make sense of what I’m doing, they just figure it’s Maegan Logic, and it’s going to work.

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