New school quiz reveals whether students are being taught the right way – find out what type of learner you are | The Sun

New school quiz reveals whether students are being taught the right way – find out what type of learner you are | The Sun

November 29, 2023

DID your schooling fit your learning style – and do you even know what your learning style is?

A quiz has been created to find out whether you are a ‘visual learner’ or someone who does better with kinesthetic – or hands on – lessons. Or perhaps you are somewhere in between.

It comes after a poll of 1,000 adults aged 18-24 found three quarters believe the UK education system is too 'one-size fits all'.

And 85 per cent believe there needs to be greater emphasis on individual learning needs, which support different styles and talents.

More than one in 10 (14 per cent) even believe they achieved worse grades than they could have got as a result.

It emerged 64 per cent felt pressured to go down a more academic route, with art and design, music and PE among subjects they now regret not taking.

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Their reasons were that it would lead to a better job (52 per cent), would get them into a good university (48 per cent) and would please their parents or guardians (34 per cent).

The research was commissioned by Hyundai, which has announced the second year of its Great British School Trip programme, designed to inspire children aged seven to 14 with engaging experiences outside of classrooms that align to the curriculum, covering subjects such as art, maths and STEM.

Ashley Andrew, president of Hyundai & Genesis UK, said: "The findings from this study highlight the critical role the education system plays and we want to help give more students the opportunity to succeed, by getting them out of the classroom and having subjects brought to life through real experiences.

“We know from previously speaking to teachers that school trips are important to bring more creativity to children's educations.

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"In fact, additional research that we carried out with teachers across the UK found that as many as 97 per cent agree.

“Over the coming months we look forward to supporting thousands of school trips nationally.”

The study also revealed 72 per cent of the 18-24-year-olds polled would have liked to have done more creative subjects at school.

With the top reasons being to express themselves (40 per cent), tap into their passion and interests (40 per cent) and because they identify as more creative than academic (31 per cent).

But 32 per cent felt artistic or creative subjects were perceived as ‘the easy route’ by those around them.

While 25 per cent were put off by them being considered less useful for the future.

If they had taken a more creative path, 31 per cent feel they would have benefited from a boost in confidence, and 29 per cent think it would have helped lead them into a career they were more interested in.

According to the research, carried out via, one in five claim the subjects they studied at school haven’t helped them at all in their current profession.

And of those who don’t currently work in their dream field, 30 per cent admit they’d feel unprepared if they were about to start it.

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