Learning Styles


  1. Abstract page 2
  2. Introduction page 3
  3. Skills and Goals page 4
  4. Time Management page 5
  5. Skills Self Assessment page 6
  6. Learning Styles Questionnaire page 7
  7. Personal and Professional Goals page 9
  8. Conclusion page 11
  9. Bibliography page 12


This piece of work has been undertaken to allow the author an honest and in depth appraisal of their own   strengths and weaknesses and looks at methods to alleviate as far as is possible the detrimental effects these may have on their abilities within the framework of the BA Honours in Education and Training.

The author undertakes a series of self evaluation tests and critically analyses the results obtained. Many of the accepted methods are used including an abridged version of Honey and Mumford’s Learning Styles Inventory, an adaptation of Belbin’s Self Perception Inventory and a Skills Self Assessment.
Many of the results are not surprising to the author however they do raise the profile of ICT shortfalls and allow for admission of some lack of reflection and pragmatism in their working field.
The hoped for outcome of this self appraisal survey is to make the author aware of their own abilities how they can be improved. Design of a package of corrective and supportive measures and implementation of the author’s own action plan will aim towards the enhancement of their functionality and effectiveness.

Having attended summer school as part of my Certificate in Education (Cert.Ed.) programme I was introduced to the idea of continuing beyond the completion of that particular study pathway and working towards the BA (hons) in Education and Training (B.A.). My initial reaction was one of self assessment and indecision as to whether I was even capable of study at such an academic level. However the introduction to this subject area and the support from my Cert. Ed. Tutor has brought me to the realisation that...