Learning Styles Essay

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Running head: VARK ANALYSIS PAPER VARK Analysis Paper Barbara Johnson Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V Lisa Zamudio MSN-Ed RN IBCLC August 5, 2012 Summary of VARK Analysis Paper Learning Style. According to Zang and Lambert (2010), “learning styles are believed to influence students’ ability to learn.” There are many learning styles such as visual, tactile, auditory, or kinesthetic but no learning style is better than other. Learning styles do not tell a person about their abilities or how smart they are, but it can help a nurse understand why they do some task seems easier than others. For instance, “visual learners remember best what they have seen, whereas verbal learners get more out of words, regardless of whether they are spoken or written” (Graf & Kinshuk , 2010). Knowing the nurse’s preferred learning style increases self-awareness of their strengths and weaknesses as learners. Understanding their strength and weakness can motivate them to enhance their learning skills and quite possibly their willingness to incorporate other learning styles. The way nurses choose to “take in and learn from specific kinds of learning material and activities” depends on their learning style (Graf and Kinshuk, 2010). As a visual learner, the nurse prefers to learn things best through seeing written material or making pictures of concepts. They learn better by having things written down in a handout versus someone telling them how to do it. Being told how to do something instead of taking the time to show a visual learner through diagrams or pictures just causes confusion. Visual learners also perform better in class when the teacher writes assignments on the whiteboard and provide them with handouts. List of Preferred Learning Strategies A visual learner preferred learning strategies is through reading textbook, watching
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