Vark Analysis

VARK Analysis
Isabelle Noglik
Grand Canyon University
Family Centered Health Promotion
Carol Foster
November 24, 2013

VARK Analysis
Having an understanding of individual learning styles is helpful in the education process and imperative in the success of absorbing and understanding lecture material. There are many different learning styles and understanding which way one learns best, allows them to focus learning and studying around the appropriate learning style. Making simple adjustments and taking different approaches to absorbing material during lectures and studying is essential in building a foundation built on a solid knowledge base. The VARK analysis may help contribute to the successful learning, understanding and retention of learning material. VARK is an acronym for visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetic; all of which are different types of learning styles that are considered through the VARK analysis ("Learning Style," 2010).
Using VARK, the visual learner does best when seeing materials in print or via pictures.   One “can explain something to them over and over, but until they actually see what you are teaching with their own eyes, they might not completely understand” ("Learning Style," 2010, para. 4). It is beneficial for visual learners to use flash cards, concept mapping or diagrams to learn concepts in order to create mental pictures ("Learning Style," 2010).
Aural/ Auditory learners are individuals that learn by hearing explanations on concepts being lectured and are good at remembering things they are told. In order to auditory learners to comprehend learning materials they often use tools such as taping material and listening to it repeatedly, teaching other students and or reading out loud to themselves ("Learning Style," 2010).
Read/ Write learners are those that need use the concepts of reading and writing in order to retain information. Read/Write learners do best when information is primarily text based which may include;...