Vark Learning Style

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VARK Learning Style
Learning style means the way one prefers to learn things. There are different ways of learning and one may choose the best that suits him/her. Learning strategy includes different methodology of learning, environment of learning such as light, noise in learning room, etc. There are different models of learning styles. The VARK model of Neil D Fleming, Honey and Mumford’s model, Sudbury model of democratic education, Anthony Gregorc's model, and David Colb’s model are some to quote. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic are the three basic types of learning style “The learning-styles view has acquired great influence within the education field, and is frequently encountered at levels ranging from kindergarten to graduate school” (Pashler, McDaniel, Rohrer, & Bjork, 2008, page. 105). Learning Style and Learning Strategies

My way of learning things is unique to me. Text books, notes, quiet and medium lighted place, desk and chair, paper and pen are part and parcel of my learning style. Listening to class room lecture comes at the first place of my way of learning. My learning strategy begins with sitting in one of the front row seats of classroom. This helps me to listen to the lecture and look to the visual presentation, if any, without any disturbance. This helps me to write down good class room notes. Reading these notes the same day stores in memory all that has been learned that day. For reading my preference is a quiet and medium lighted room. This enhances my concentration while studying. On weekends reading text book and taking notes make leaning easier for me.

Comparison of Preferred Learning Strategy with Identified learning Strategy Neil D Fleming is the designer of categorizing various learning styles into Visual, Aural, Reading/writing/ Kinesthetic (VARK) model. It helps students to find out their learning preferences, by finding out how they react to certain situations in life, through questionnaire. The VARK questionnaire result...
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