There is a fabulous survey from the University of Phoenix called Education Nation Learner Profile Assessment which asks you a series of painless and animated survey questions generates a profile of your learning style:
After completing the learner assessment exercise on:
I did an additional survey on having my students rank their
percentages HIGHEST to LOWEST (left to right)
NOTE: The survey times-out your percentages if you don’t keep selecting the option to keep your percentages screen.
As educators, the golden rule is to use a variety of methods in order to get the most effectiveness to your students.
When I tested myself, I was surprised to find I was solidly a SOLITARY learner, but in teaching classes with up to 32 students in High School and having very young children at home - learning best ALONE was not too surprising.
Most of my students tested in the Aural (Music) style, where they learned best listening to music, which is typically a no-no in the classroom.
NO ONE tested as a VERBAL (lecture-based) learner.
Here is where something called Authentic Assessment comes into play:
Q: When should I give this survey?
Ans: BEFORE you give (any) lesson.
Q: What do I do if two classes are OPPOSITES for a particular learning style and my lesson only utilizes one of the styles?
Ans: You should Authenticate or cater your lesson to accommodate both styles.
The key is that Assessment is Driving Curriculum and not the opposite, teaching to the test.