Individual Learning Styles

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Individual Learning Styles and Influence on Teaching
Jennifer L. Joslin
Grand Canyon University
NRS-429V Family-Centered Health Promotion
January 10, 2016

Individual Learning Styles and Influence on Teaching A learning style is a description of a preference and learning styles are a range of preferences that account for differences in the way an individual learns best, or prefers to learn. The VARK questionnaire is one tool used to help learners identify their preferred learning styles. Thinking about the way one learns is a great step to understanding and improving learning. As a teacher, knowing one’s own learning styles and those learning styles of the student or target audience can be a valuable tool to improve the learning curve and creating the best quality education for your audience (Fleming & Baume, 2006).
Summary of Learning Style and List of preferred Learning Strategies Using the VARK questionnaire, each letter represents a type of learning style. V stands for visual and includes preferences for learning such as charts, diagrams graphs, maps and plans. A stands for aural and examples of this preference include discussions, stories, guest speakers, and chat. R stands for read/write and examples of this preference include lists, notes, and text in all formats whether in print or online. K stands for kinesthetic and examples of this preference include senses, practical exercises, examples, cases, and trial and error. Most participants of the VARK are multi-modal, meaning there is more than one preference of learning involved and one should keep in mind that the results of this questionnaire indicate preferences, not necessarily strengths (Fleming, 2011). An individual with Kinesthetic and Aural learning preferences would prefer to learn with senses, practical exercises, examples, cases, trial and error, discussions, stories, guest…...

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