Yeni Hernandez Teaching and Learning Styles
Instructor: Carrie TrimbergerThe purpose of this paper is to discuss in breve description the different types of learning styles according to VARK questionnaire. Based on this questionnaire results are: Visual, Aural, Read/Write, Kinesthetic, and multimodal strategies. The author wants to leave reflected that the different styles of learning go hand on hand with a good performance of the student.The four types of learning styles, has their own characteristics, but from the point of view of the author of this paper, the four are related to each other.
The author of this paper is named “Student Y”, and is a kinesthetic learner, who learn best by actively participating in the learning process, (Roell,2014)
The VARK questionnaire was helpful I finding out what is the best learning preference by “Student Y”, who is a kinesthetic learner. “Student Y”, find that this type of learning style doesn’t accommodate to her 100. The kinesthetic learning modality is a preference for tactile learning, like the hand-on experiential learning that all children begin with.
In the early of the studies of ” Student Y”, recognized that the preference learning style for her was the visual and read/write styles. Visual involves diagrams, maps, “Student Y” also learn when the content of something to do is draw on the board, or explain in detail using different types of symbols.
When “Student Y” take the VARK questionnaire, the results were: Visual 4, Aural 9, Read/Write 9 and Kinesthetic 12. Aural, Read/Write are in the same balance, meaning that the “Student Y” wants the big picture and discussions for learning. The Aural or auditory modality is a preference for learning via hearing and speaking information, as in lectures discussions groups, and one-o-one discussion.
The Read/Write modality is a preference for taking in new information, and subsequently conveying one’s understanding of that information in written form. Other characteristic of Aural is that the learner talk about what to do. The notes may be poor because visual learners prefer to listen, here is one likeness between visual and kinesthetic learner, the notes of kinesthetic also are poor because the topic were no concrete or relevant.
Read/Write are the strongest preferred learning styles that will also help to “Student Y”. When learning style match the teaching methods, it has shown that the students have better academic performance and better performance when doing each assigned task.
No one learning style is better than another, but usually people take advantage in more than one style to learn, but will have most common style that generally commands related to school and learning character. When instructors bring attention to their own personal style of learning, they strike a strong chord with students with whom they share a most common related learning style.
People learning style will vary, because everyone is different from one another naturally. Learning style offers the opportunity to teach by using a huge types of methods in productive way. Adhering to only one model will create a tedious learning atmosphere, learning and teaching will be just words and not implanted in reality. In education and communication many things can be conduct, if the teacher really identify the group and everyone learning style, understanding can be flow naturally.
“Student Y”, is a learner with kinesthetic and read/write characteristics, means that the sense of touch, smell, hearing, sight, are used and also visual are used too.
Learning style has an important function in the lives of people. When a person knows what learning style are identified, everyone incorporated it in the process of learning. In this way is more easily and fast and will be successful. Another choice of the identification of the own learning style by the student is that it will help the student to become an effective problem solver. The more strong the people is at solving the problems faces people mastery take over own life.
Reviewing the VARK learning style profile for “Student Y”, there are not many changes need to be made. In read/write mode, “Student Y” learn with print handouts, dictionaries, textbooks, manuals. Even when “Student Y” write out the words again and again, the kinesthetic mode uses all the senses, making this uses way that read/write become a direct part of “Student Y” learning style.
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