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VARK Learning Styles
Transcript of VARK Learning Styles
Summarize the importance of learning styles
Identify and describe learning styles in VARK model
Provide at least 1 example of a study strategy for each learning style
Discuss and utilize learning style strategies for studying
VARK Learning Styles
Read and write
Think in pictures
Visual displays are helpful to understand material
Doodling, highlighting, charts, graphs, graphics all help!
Learn best by watching
Study Strategies for Visual Learners
Look over material before class and
and doodle to note key concepts
Find pictures that illustrate the material
Create charts and flowcharts to explain complex ideas
Use whiteboards and colored markers to create a visual memory for you when taking a test
Use a color coding system
Make flashcards to help with visuals
Think through dialogue
Verbal lectures play to strengths
Group discussions are helpful to understand material
Learn best by speaking and listening
VARK Learning Styles Idea
Everyone has different ways of learning that work best for them. By following the study strategies that work with your strengths, you can increase your chances to do your best academically!
Throughout this presentation, I'll show you some examples of each with studying abroad in Ireland. At the end, you'll get a chance to try it out yourself!
VARK Learning Styles
Auditory Learning Strategies
Additional Strategies for Auditory Learners
Read and take notes before lecture so that you can focus on listening to the professor in class
Read material out loud
Say your notes out loud as you write them down
With permission from your professor, record lectures
Use mnemonics to remember key concepts
Working in auditory manner
Read and write learners
Think in terms of written word
Can do well after reading material from book
Writes many notes!
Learn best with books and writing own interpretations
Read and write learning strategies
Take notes after reading a paragraph or section of chapter to capture main points
Read additional material outside of assigned readings to help with understanding
Re-write lecture notes after class to help with retention and focus on important ideas
Create outlines of note material to study for tests
Working in read and write manner
I hope that you're doing well back in the States! Things are going great here in Galway. Today I decided to take a walk through the countryside and got lost. Along the way, I met Gerard Butler, which was weird.
I can't wait for you to come and visit!
Think in terms of actions and experiences
Like to actively explore
Need activity and don't do well not moving for long periods of time
Activities like labs, field trips, and real world experience help with learning
Learn best by doing or demonstrating
Kinesthetic learning strategies
Move while studying or learning material if appropriate
Connect learning to real-life examples to help you understand
Talk about your notes with other kinesthetic learners
Reflect on activities and experiences to help solidify memories
Use roleplay and skits to help create memories for test recall
Think using all senses and ways of learning
Learn best when utilizing all styles!
Working in a multimodal manner
Visually- what will you see when you travel to this country?
Auditory- what might you hear?
Read and write- what would you write home in a postcard or blog about your experience?
Kinesthetic- what activities would you take part in? Show us some examples!
Why are learning styles important?
How do you think you could utilize your learning style(s) in your classes? Give examples.
How has learning about learning styles changed how you view your own learning?