¶ … VARK examination shows higher preference to kinesthetic strategies with a score of six while all the others scored the same with a score of five. Kinesthetic approaches include learning with the sense, using examples, use of practical exercises, use of cases, and pure trial and error. From the VARK website, it explains the learning preference describes learning through experiences not just on screens or in pictures. It demands for a more hands-on type of experience. These kinds of learners are also better equipped to study practical application vs. theory. Some people can learn well from theory alone, and although the other strategies derived from the results scored slightly under from kinesthetic, it shows that hands-on experience develops better memory and retention at least for those that score highest on that section.
The preferred learning style for one who scores like this involves actual experience in whatever one learns and supplemental information derived from reading and diagrams or visual learning. Diagrams provide an excellent way to view what is learned. It also helps organize everything. Text derived from reading and writing helps express thoughts clearly and exercise theory and concepts in an efficient format. That is however, if the text is concise and well worded. Sometimes concepts are discussed in a way that decrease understanding and mental absorption. That is why use of keywords and often different colored, different sized texts, and perhaps use of an lesson plan and bullet points on the positions of the foot and legs when getting on the bike. Visual would use a picture and diagrams to show positions of the body when riding the bike.
Having close to, similar scores also suggest multimodal strategies meaning all learning strategies can be used to further learning. Multimodal learning suggests the use of either all learning modes or just one or two depending on the overall learning capacity of the individual. "Keep in mind that some people with a multimodal preference need to have the same material presented in several of their modes in order to really learn it, while others can effectively learn using any…
VARK Assessment (1) Provide a summary of your learning style. After taking the VARK Analysis it was a surprise to see that Read/Write preference received a higher score than Kinesthetic. Since preferred learning style was perceived to be kinesthetic prior to taking the test. In learning it has always been difficult to just take in lecture alone. Though it is preferred to aural and visual modes of learning. Throughout elementary and high
VARK Questionnaire and Learning Style There are many different methods and styles of learning that individuals use with varying degrees of preference and efficacy, and many different frameworks for identifying and understanding these different learning styles also exist. The VARK model, which stands for Visual, Aural, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic, describes four basic learning modes that can suggest specific learning strategies that are more effective for learners with different specific preferences in
Education VARK Learning Styles and the Multimodal Learner Students may learn in differing ways; while a class discussion may aid absorption, processing and assimilation of information for one student another may benefit from reading an article and another from watching a video clip. The work of Fleming and Baume (2006) identified four main learning styles; visual, aural or auditory, read/write and kinesthetic. These each refer to the dominant source of learning from
Learning Improving Learning Strategies Based on the VARK Aural Style The VARK questionnaire has been developed to identify students' learning preferences from five potential styles, these are visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic and multimodal (VARK, 2012) . The short questionnaire is not the identification of a true learning style, which deals with many different dimensions and can include many dimensions including elements such as environmental preferences and temperature, but a simple assessment of
Education Learning Styles; Optimizing Learning Strategies for an Aural Learner Different students may have different learning styles. The potential learning styles will favor particular aspects of the learning process which are most effective for any a particular student. Learning styles may be assessed in a number of ways; one useful tool is the questionnaire. The VARK questionnaire poses questions regarding preferred approaches and methods of learning. The answers are correlated in order
Personal Learning Styles Learning Style After completing the VARK questionnaire, I have learned that out of the four types of learners, I have strong tendencies for three out of the four types. I am mostly a visual and read/write learner with equal scores in both areas. Furthermore, with a score very close to the first two categories, I am also a kinesthetic learner. Lastly, with the lowest score, I am an aural