Vark Analysis Paper
Grand Canyon University
Family Centered Health Promotion
March 9, 2014
Vark Analysis Paper
Learning Style is the way individuals begin to concentrate on, process, internalize and remember new and difficult academic information (Dunn & Griggs, 2000). There are many different models of learning styles. The Kolb model, Honey & Mumford model and Felder & Silverman models are just a few. According to the Kolb model there are five different learning styles. These are Aural, Reading/Writing, Kinesthetic, Visual and Multimodal.
Kinesthetic learning style uses all of your senses i.e.; sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. This is ...view middle of the document...
This kind of learning uses graphic language, graphs, power point presentations, pictures, videos, highlighted information, and flow charts. Visual people learn by changing words into symbols or initials and converting their notes into picture pages. They study by converting their picture pages back into words, writing practice answers and drawing things using diagrams, symbols or graphs.
Aural learning style is hearing. Aural people learn by attending class, using a tape recorder, participating in discussions and verbal sparring. These people may be poor note takers because they prefer to listen rather than write. They study best by discussing with other Aural people, listening to their tape recorded lectures or answering practice study questions out loud. Aural and Kinesthetic learners plan and consider various solutions when they face a problem. (Shahin Gholami and Mohammad S. Bagheri. (2013).
The fifth kind of learning style is Multimodal. About 60% of the population falls into this category. Multimodal simply means a combination of at least two styles of learning.
Anyone trying to teach an individual has a difficult job because not everyone learns the same way. Trying to teach someone without knowing their particular learning style can create a lot of anxiety, not only for the person trying to learn but also for the person doing the teaching. Before you can make a lesson plan and learning objectives you must understand how your patient learns best. Some additional things to be considered are the environment in which the learning will take place (some need a quiet atmosphere while others may need background noise such as a radio or TV), the type of Learning Style required by the individual needing to be taught (visual learners need highlighted notes, graphs, charts, or power point presentation while a kinesthetic learner needs a hands on approach, real-life examples, or trial and error), and the goals to be obtained. Goals will not be met if the learner does not comprehend what is being taught.
When teaching others with similar learning styles you naturally design activities that you and others find appealing. This...