A short quiz on your professional development and personal learning style?

A short quiz on your professional development and personal learning style?
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In the previous weeks, we spoke about the benefits of individualised learning, why you should adopt it. Here, we have a quiz for you to discover what you need for you to develop professionally as well as discovering your personal learning style. Thereafter, we will provide you some tips on how to make the best of your learning abilities.

This quiz consists of 2 parts. The first part consists of finding out what do you need to develop professionally.

Part 1

Place a ‘tick’ at the box that best represents you.

  1. Do you know what is asked of you from your current task?
  2. Do you know the development of your organisation and what does that mean for your current role?
  3. What effect does this have for your future task and how will you develop yourself?
  4. Do you think you have the right skills, knowledge, behaviour or attitude for that?
  5. Are you future-proof?
  6. What talents do you have to develop to be future-proof?
  7. Do you know what you need? Clear goals? Coach? A way to reach a goal?
  8. Do I know how my profession is developing?
  9. Are you sure your profession is still there in 10 or 20 years?

Some thoughts

If you answered ‘yes’ for more than 6 questions you clearly understand what needs to be done for you to develop professionally. Think about the remaining questions that you missed out.

If you did not get more than 6 correct, do not fret. These questions will guide you to know what do you need to develop. Do some research, talk to your colleagues or consult your manager on the things that you need to develop.

Part 2

Now that you have understood what needs to be done in order for you to develop, the next question is how. This section will guide you to discover what is the best way for you to learn.

Place a ‘tick’ at the box that best represents you. Each row can only have one circle.

Choose only one box from each row
I prefer lessons which have frequent discussions. I like lessons with a lot of pictures and diagrams. I prefer lessons with practical skills.
I prefer to listen to a story I prefer comics. I prefer to act out a story.
I have a good memory for people’s names. I have a good memory of people’s faces. I am good at learning physical skills.
I am a good listener. I am good at drawing. I am good at making things.
In my spare time, I like to listen to music. In my spare time, I like to watch TV or a video. In my spare time, I like to play sports or dance.
I use my hands a lot when I am talking. I like to use drawings to convey my point. I often find myself using words that people do not know.
I lose focus if I see something interesting. I lose focus if I can hear distracting noises. I lose focus if I have to sit still for a long time.

Results

If you have more circles in the first column, it means you are an auditory learner.  You learn by hearing and listening. You understand and remember things you have heard. You store information by the way it sounds, and you have an easier time understanding spoken instructions than written ones. Some tips for you are:

  • Sit where you can hear.
  • Have your hearing checked regularly.
  • Study new materials by dictating it to yourself.

If you have more circles in the second column, it means you are a visual learner. You learn by reading or seeing illustrations. You understand and remember things by sight and learn best by using your eyes. Some tips for you are:

  • Try to visualize new information.
  • Have your eyesight checked regularly.
  • Draw pictures to explain concepts.

If you have more circles in the third column, it means you are a tactile learner. You learn by repetitive practise. You understand and remember things through physical movement, preferring to touch, move, build, or draw what you learn, and you tend to learn better when some type of physical activity is involved. Some tips for you are:

  • Do a lot of hands-on activities.
  • Take frequent breaks.
  • Use a computer to reinforce learning through the sense of touch.

Concluding thoughts

We hope that with this article, you are better aware of your development goals as well as your personal learning style, knowing that what applies to you may not be the same for everyone. In knowing how you or your employee learns, you are better able to develop a personalized training program for yourself or your employee.

Want to know more about personalised learning, contact us at info@digneconsult.com or info@digneconsult.com.sg

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