Grand Canyon University: NRS 429V
January 26, 2014
VARK Analysis Paper
VARK is a model developed by Neil Fleming in 1987, to help students and others learn more about their individual learning preferences (Fleming & Mills, 2011). This model determines styles that help people build useful strategies for learning and enhancing communication skills. The assessment is done by completing 16 multiple-choice questionnaire. The answers determine a persons learning preferences. The styles determined are Visual, Aural, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic, or Multimodal, which is a combination of many preferences. After taking the VARK questionnaire you’ll be provided with a ...view middle of the document...
It was learned that the writer of this paper is multimodal learner, showing a preference in aural and kinesthetic learning. Aural learners have a strong preference for learning by hearing what is being taught. Aural Learners do best in the classroom with discussions and tutorials. Discussing subjects with others particularly teachers and explaining new ideas to other people has been known to be helpful when learning. These aural learners may also find it best to tape lectures since they focus on their hearing to learn. Aural learners also have been known to take poor notes since they are focused on listening. It may also be best that they read out loud and summarize their notes out loud onto audiotapes used to study. Reading out loud while explaining may also help when studying.
Kinesthetic learners tend to use all of their sense; site, touch and hearing to learn. They understand information that is sensible, real and applicable. They usually need to do or perform things to help them understand. Experiencing something first may help them to understand it better. Although such an experience may invoke other modalities, the key is that people who prefer this mode are connected to reality, "either through concrete personal experiences, examples, practice or simulation" (Fleming, 2011). Kinesthetic learners are encouraged take notes that are pertinent and solid, use color to highlight information and condense notes as much as possible.
It’s agreed that the preferred learning strategies of the writer are definitely aural and kinesthetic. Hearing,...