The Analysis : Learning Style

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VARK Analysis Learning can be defined as the acquisition of knowledge through different means such as studying or through experience. There exist several ways of learning, and each individual is different in the way through which they learn best. Some of the ways of learning include visualizing, listening, read/write, and through kinesthetic (Nilson, 2010). Visualizing is whereby an individual learns best through diagrams used to represent information that would otherwise be represented through words. Such diagrams include graphs, maps, patterns, or hierarchies. Listening or aural learning, on the other hand, is whereby persons acquire information through listening. Such people are able to learn as a lecturer speaks or through group discussions. In turn, the read/write learning style is whereby an individual is able to acquire information through reading and writing. Finally, kinesthetic is whereby a person learns best through experience and practice such as experiments. The VARK analysis is used to determine which learning style a person gives preference to while learning (Ravenscroft, 2012). The VARK analysis consists of a series of questions structured to determine the learning style a person prefers. The results of the VARK analysis can also be used to determine changes needed in a learning institution to better suit the needs of a student. For example, I took the VARK analysis test to determine my preferred mode of learning. The scores were as follows: V=3, A=5, R=8, K=6. I scored highest in the read/write modality signifying that I preferred the read and write mode of learning. The kinesthetic mode of learning was second highest, hence showing that I also learnt well using that mode. The results of my VARK analysis are tru... ... middle of paper ... ... textbooks, dictionaries, and other text aids during lessons as this will also be beneficial to students who prefer the read/write modality. Furthermore, the school can encourage students to go to the library by allowing student breaks during normal school hours. Visiting the library will encourage students to read more books, and thus the students will be able to learn more effectively. To sum up the paper above, the VARK analysis is a crucial tool to help understand an individual’s preferred mode of learning. Essentially, there are four modes of learning: the visual, aural, read/write and kinesthetic modes. The results of the analysis can help make changes in an individual’s learning process and implement strategies that best suit the individual’s preference. As such, individuals should undertake a VARK analysis to determine the learning style they most prefer.
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