General Learning Style (ISFJ)

Students with this learning style learn best by experiencing, practising and memorising. For them, theory and the links that can be made to their existing knowledge and skills, comes later.

They prefer to learn in an orderly and self-paced manner, and thus benefit from structured, well thought-out training programmes, self-teaching courses and practical workshops. Demonstrations and practical examples are of more use to them than theory or discussion, though they do enjoy reading and quiet reflection. Being set (and achieving) regular targets ensures that they maintain interest and gives them the feedback they need to assure themselves of steady progress.

They enjoy acquiring facts and many have a good memory for facts. They learn equally well on their own or with others, though to learn best they need to have a positive relationship with their teacher and to have factual information presented in such a way that they can link it either to their personal experience or their values. Loose, unstructured teaching with unclear outcomes or with a high degree of experimentation, personal interaction, theory or 'play' does not work well for them.

As learners, they:

They learn best when:

They are challenged when: