Visual learners need to see things in order to learn, aural learners are better when they hear the information, and reading/writing learners perform best reading information and writing it down. Kinesthetic learners are more hands on learners. A number of questions are asked on the webpage and determining on the way the questions are answered, it then scores the individual in each category. The VARK will show the individual’s scores in each area and the highest score is considered to be their best learning style. It then provides ideas in each category that demonstrates effective learning strategies that may be helpful based on their results.
Different people adjust to different strategies. Most people adjust to more than one strategy. We just need to identify which ones through assessment. How the Awareness of Learning Strategies Influence Teaching and Learning It is important for teachers to understand what a student is going through in their process of learning new information. If you know the learning style of the student, it is easier to convey the message you are trying to convey.
During the lesson, students can utilize graphic organizers to identify, organize and assimilate key concepts and related details. A graphic organizer encourages students to actively seek out important details and helps filter out the non-crucial information. Students are forced to focus in on the areas of information that are important and in the process of filling out the organizer students are then able to make important connections between details. It also provides an outline that organizes the lesson information into a logical pattern making even more sense of the content increasing the student’s comprehension. Another benefit of utilizing a graphic organizer during a lesson is that it gives the
Other strategies to responding to information effectively are discussing topics with others, explaining examples, summarizing main points to a friend, attending group sessions, using visuals and pictures, and remembering examples, jokes, or stories to remember or explain something. These effective learning techniques allow for certain people to comprehend and to adapt to the information more concise. (http://www.vark-learn.com/english/index.asp) Aura is a specific learning style, the multiple different strategies contained into the style consists of many strategies.
The mechanisms of choice are PowerPoint, the Internet, dictionaries, text signs and written responses. Kinesthetic Learners: Individuals who prefer this learn better by doing activities, which helps them to experience/practice the concept by attempting to learn. The crucial point to effective learning for them is that the instruction gives them solid opportunities to apply the information. The best materials that meet the requirements of kinesthetic include simulations, case studies, demonstrations and videos. Multimodal: Learners might prefer a particular mode or a dominant mode; multiple modes are frequently used in learning situations.
Your preferred styles guide the way you learn. They also change the way you internally represent experiences, the way you recall information, and even the words you choose. We will explore these styles further. Have you ever read something and tried to see in your mind how it looked or its shape? You have a visual/graphic learning style.
WHY IS VISUAL LITERACY IMPORTANT Melissa Helm CGD218 Week One Assignment Instructor Christi Magnuson July 1, 2014 It has been studied that people always learn better when they have something to look at and visualize. Some people have the gift to retain and remember knowledge just be hearing something or reading something. The majority, however have to see something. Our eyes are just like tiny cameras that take pictures of images each time we see something. If someone said, “Close your eyes and imagine what an orange looks like.” We could do that because at one point in our life, we have seen what an orange looks like.
Communication and Collaboration Strategy GEN/200 Foundations General Education and Professional Success December 7, 2010 Communication and Collaboration Strategy Working as team can be challenging; there are so many learning styles and personality types, but if we understand these different learning styles and personality types we can manage the differences in people to make the group successful. To communicate and collaborate effectively within a group of individuals with different learning styles and personality types, we must have a good strategy. This paper will focus on how to work effectively in a group that has people with learning styles of intrapersonal, visual-spatial, and verbal-linguistic and also be successful with people who have the personality types of thinker, organizer, and adventurer. In a group of learning styles that have intrapersonal, visual-spatial and verbal-linguistic types there are effective ways of collaborating and communicating that will be effective. In this grouping situation it would be
Communication and Collaboration Strategy Paper Sonya Y. Berry Gen/200 July 5, 2011 Mary Evelyn Barnes Communication and Collaboration Strategy Paper Multiple Pathways to Learning Assessment and Personality Spectrum Assessment were found to be very informative with identifying learning styles and a diversity of personality types. It can be assumed that these assessment tools will enable a person to maximize their strengths and compensate for his or her weaknesses. Individuals, who completed these assessments, are introduced to specific learning styles. Styles differ among learners based on their level of concentration and how they process and internalize information. Making individuals aware of their learning differences
Differentiated Instruction Shirley P. Davis AET/525 September 23, 2013 Dr. L.M. Portugal Differentiated Instruction Differentiated instruction is a method of teaching in which the instructor offers multiple approaches to meet the diverse needs of each learner in a classroom in order to unlock the highest potential of the individuals. Differentiated instruction helps instructors assure the success of diversified learners “by taking diverse student factors into account when planning and delivering instruction” (Willoughby, n.d.). The instructional module on “Mapping out Close Reading” originally addressed to language arts teachers, is differentiated to address a diverse audience with multiple backgrounds and learning levels. Two modifications have been made to accommodate diverse learners in each of the following areas: content, instructional strategies, the end product, and the environment.