Vark Analysis

There are several questions the reader should consider when reviewing this essay. “How does one learn?” “Do one’s learning preferences work successfully for them?” “Is one open minded to acquiring new learning styles?” Every individual has their own learning style and VARK is a theory that was developed by Neil Fleming to help students identify their learning preferences. “VARK focuses on the sensory modality dimension of learning, that is, the way that information is taken in and processed by a learner: visual, aural, read/write, or kinesthetic.” (Sinclaire, 2012 pg 79). In order for students to easily access their learning preferences, Fleming developed an easy to read and understand questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of sixteen questions and once completed results individual learning styles immediately. Once learning preference is revealed the individual is able to review the diagnosed learning style to have a better understanding of the concept. As defined by “learning style is an individual’s unique approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses, and preferences.” (Dictionary 2014). Thus, when a student is familiar with his or her learning style, the success rate dramatically increases because he or she is able to learn more effectively and recall learning material.
Summary of My Learning Style
After completion of the VARK questionnaire my individual scores show visual-6, aural-5, read/write-4, and kinesthetic-9. Therefore, my learning style per VARK is mild kinesthetic. A kinesthetic learner is one who excels when using all senses like sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing. Also kinesthetic learners learn from hands on experiences, trial and error approaches and “lecturers who give real-life examples.” (Fleming 2012). I can concur that I am in fact a hands on learner. VARK also presented tips to help a kinesthetic learner to succeed when studying and those tips seem to be applied to my personal study sessions. When studying...