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L earning is only complete when an individual can reproduce the knowledge gained from educational institutions, self-study and observance. Retention of knowledge depends on the way students have gained the knowledge; learning style varies from person to person. One method that may be highly appealing to a particular student may not be appealing to another student. So learning style is a very subjective matter and there are different ways to categorize learning styles, this paper focus on VARK learning analysis quiz and learning styles as well as the implication of understanding an individual’s learning style.
VARK abbreviation stands for visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetic. VARK model is one of the most prevalent learning style analyzing tools. Neil Fleming developed it in 1987, to help students and others learn more about their individual learning preferences (Fleming & Mills, 2011). This methodology was the first organized arrangement of questions with ideal responses that could be used to identify students, teachers, and employers learning styles. Under Neil Fleming’s model, learners are identified according to their preferred learning style that are visual learning (images, films, pictorial representation), auditory learning (audio tapes, conversation, speeches), reading and writing (taking notes, manuals, creating list), or kinesthetic learning (movement, experiments, hands-on activities).
Visual Learners are those categories of individuals who learn the best from visual representation. They learn from seeing graphic displays such as diagrams, publications, and videos. To those individuals this method appeals the most would prefer to have information visualized rather than in any written form. Learners in this category relies on…...