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Learning Styles and Strategies According to VARK
Holly Holl
Grand Canyon University: NRS 429V
September 16, 2012

Learning Styles and Strategies According to VARK
Neil Fleming co-authored the Fleming VARK learning model in 1987 with Colleen Mills. The acronym stands for Visual, Aural, Read/Write and Kinesthetic and is a questionnaire that provides users with a profile of their learning preferences, i.e., how information is taken in and given out (Fleming, 2001). The VARK learning styles are used toassess individual learning abilities orpreferences, the theories interpret the way in which the individual processes information and their ability to recall the information obtained. Learning style information can also benefit the student directly as they learn more about themselves and acquire knowledge of general learning theory (Breckler, 2009). Visual learners receive their information via, pictures, posters, slides, books with diagrams, graphs,symbols,flowcharts along with underlining,colors and highlights. Where as the aural strategies focus on attending actual class, watching and listening to tutorials, discuss topics with others, read and summarize notes outloud “hear” the understanding of the topic. Read/write students make lists, use resources such as dictionaries, handouts, textbooks and notes. A tendency toward writing out information over and over with different text assists the read/write learners.Organizing diagrams and graphs into statements with charts turned into words lets theread/write students begin their understanding. The kinesthetic way of learning begins withall fivesenses, sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. By using examples from field trips, tours, real life experiences and application of principles, the kinesthetic learner is able to remember more of the “real” things that were observed. Memory also increase for the…...

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