The Vark Anaylsis: Learning Styles
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The VARK Anaylsis: Learning Styles
Grand Canyon University
Family Centered Health Promotion
October 19, 2015 The VARK Analysis: Learning Styles
Over the years, research has discovered that the ability for students to learn is based off of an individual’s strengths, weakness, and learning preferences. These learning preferences are divided into five categories: visual, auditory, reading/writing, kinesthetic, and multimodality. The VARK analysis developed in 1987 by Neil Fleming “was the first to systematically present a series of questions with helpsheets for students, teachers, employees, customers, suppliers, and others” (VARK Learn Limited, 2015) to determine an individual’s unique approach to the learning process. “VARK is an acronym for the Visual (V), Auditory (A), Read/Write (R) and the Kinesthetic (K) sensory modalities” (Kharb, Samanta, Jindal, & Singh, 2013). To better understand how this process works we will establish a scenario using Student A, allowing her to access the VARK questionnaire and give us some insight and understanding on how the evaluation process works to establish an individual’s learning style. The VARK questionnaire consists of 16 questions and given the results we will review the learning style for Student A, compare preferred learning strategies to the identified strategies, and discuss how the recognition of individual learning styles, preferences and strategies influence teaching and learning.
Summary of Results
Upon taking the VARK questionnaire Student A’s results are: Read/Write 7, Visual 4, Aural 3, Kinesthetic 2, and Multimodality 0. With the highest score of 7 the Read/Write is the preferred learning style for Student A. According to VARK the Read/Write learning style “emphasizes text-based input and output – reading and writing in all its forms but especially manuals, reports, essays and...