Vark Learning Styles

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VARK Learning Styles Chasity Lucero Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V 03/28/2015 VARK Learning Styles VARK is a questionnaire that is used by students, teachers, employees, and bosses to try and help determine how they learn best and their preferences when learning. VARK stands for visual, auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic. Everybody learns differently and being able to identify the learning preference is key. In college, many people find that chapters and chapters of reading become a daily task with the assignments given. However, little to no information is being retained if the person does not have a ‘read/write’ learning style. In this case, something more needs to take place. An intervention is needed, whether it is a hands-on approach, a visual approach, or listening to someone stating the information out loud. Education is changing from simple lecture classes to something more because the importance of reaching out to all learning styles. “The importance of evaluating students’ learning styles and developing instructional methods that teach to specific learning styles has gained considerable support in the field of education, with many organizations and companies offering professional development courses for teachers and educators focused on the topic of learning styles.” (Rogowsky, B. A., Calhoun, B. M., & Tallal, P, 2015) When the VARK analysis questionnaire was taken to further my own knowledge about my preferred learning style, the final analysis was ”Multi-Modal Learner”. What exactly does this mean? Dr. Alan Wright of The University of Windsor states, “Many of [these learners] have all four as a preference, or an equal preference. They would prefer a lot of variety in the presentation, not only in receiving it from the teacher but also in the way in which they can express it back.” (Dr. Wright, 2011) Thinking back about different ways

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