Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a Power Learner?
We have all developed ways of dealing with information presented to us in various ways in various situations in order to learn words, math concepts, spatial relationships and so on. However, we’ve all found ourselves unable to grasp something we’ve heard, read, or watched. This does not reflect our motivation or our effort, and it certainly does not reflect our intelligence. It simply means we have been presented with information in a style or mode other than our preferred style, the one that works best for us.
There is no right or wrong style or mode of learning, just different styles and combinations of styles (multimodal). Knowing your preferred learning style creates an awareness of what works best for you. This awareness empowers you to recognize situations when you need to create alternative modes for dealing with information and enables you to master learning all types of information.
Becoming a Power Learner will help you maximize every learning opportunity you encounter throughout your lifetime. Power Learning is about transforming your existing learning process into one that is highly tuned for you as an individual.
What are learning styles?
Learning styles are different ways to receive and process information in order to learn it. The three primary learning styles are visual, auditory and kinesthetic. People with a visual preference learn best when they see information. Those with an auditory preference learn best by hearing. Individuals who learn best by actually doing something with the information have a kinesthetic preference.
Who can use information about learning styles?
Almost everyone! Anyone who can express how they best receive and process information so their learning style can be identified can use the information. We all learn every day. Knowing how we learn best is valuable to every one of us.
How do I find out my preferred learning style?
The My Power Learning Assessment will ask you a series of questions. Your answers will be processed and the result will be a Personal Learning Index. Your Personal Learning Index will tell you which learning style you prefer.
How does my learning style affect me?
We all receive lots of information on a daily basis from many sources about many topics. The way the information is presented to you may or may not be the best way for you in order for you to learn it. If you know your preferred learning style, you can use that knowledge to make the most of every chance you have to learn something new.
How does My Power Learning work?
First, you’ll be asked a series of questions (the MPL Assessment). They’re fun to read and easy to answer. Your answers will be processed within a minute or so. You will then be able to review your Personal Learning Index.
What will I learn from the MPL Assessment Personal Learning Index?
Your Personal Learning Index will show you which learning style(s) you prefer – the best ways for you to receive information to make learning easiest for you. It will also show you the styles that are not your strongest preferences.