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VARK ASSESMENT There are several ways to determine what an individual’s learning style is. For a student to perform at their best it is helpful to know what learning style works best for them and to understand their particular learning style. The VARK module is one of the most common models used today. It was developed by Neil Fleming in 1987 as a way to assist students in learning more about their individual learning styles (Cherry, 2012). VARK stands for visual, Aural, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic. A student can have a single learning style or multiple learning styles. If the student has multiple learning styles their learning preference would be called multimodal. The majority of learners fall under the multimodal as much as 60% of any population (Fleming, 2011). Educators can use the module as well they can use it teach more effectively. With it they can gain a better appreciation of how they process information which is what they use to teach. They can use their findings to develop teaching methods that can reach a broader student population encouraging their students to learn (Marcy, 2001). The VARK assessment was used to asses a student who is currently enrolled in college classes. The student was assessed for this paper and was found to have a multimodal (AK) learning preference meaning more than one learning preference. A multimodal learning can have several different combinations of styles. In this case the student scores showed Visual: 4, Aural: 6 Read/Write: 3, Kinesthetic: 6. Meaning the learner is more aural and kinesthetic than visual or read/write (Fleming, 2011). Let’s review the two strongest styles first aural. Aural learners learn through listening to discussions, reading their notes out loud, perhaps even recording the lectures and listening to them over and over again. Kinesthetic learners use all their senses, touch, taste,…...

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