- Strongly reflective learning vs active learning -- new teaching often emphasizes doing things instead of thinking about them, but I like time to think. Sometimes I've wondered whether I prefered thinking because it's easier and less risky...less chance of failing.
- Strongly intuitive instead of sensing -- the words don't seem to fit in this one, but with the descriptions I agreed with the results. Sensing learners like facts, sequence and details. Intuitive learners prefer possibilities, connections and innovation. According to the assessment, I apparently don't have a sensing bone in my body...which is probably true.
- Equal balance of visual and verbal, which isn't very interesting at all. I like words and pictures, with little preference.
- Strongly global vs sequential -- I don't really get this one, but I know I'm not sequential, and my score was way into the global. Quote from the results: "global learners may be able to solve complex problems quickly or put things together in novel ways once they have grasped the big picture, but they may have difficulty explaining how they did it." Yup, pretty close to how I operate.
Perhaps I like these better than the multiple-intelligence quizzes because they're more horizontal rather than vertical, or domain specific. So instead of saying that someone has more or less musical intelligence, you might say that someone with a reflective learning style tends to approach new music by listening or composing rather than singing or collaborating. It seems to be more flexible.