After taking the VARK Test, I was assessed as having an aural learning style overall, and somewhat of a visual style as well. With the Myers-Brigg Test, I was On the Multiple Intelligence Survey my three highest scores were in Verbal/Linguistic, Musical/Rhythmic, and Bodily/Kinesthetic. I was not surprised by any of these results and I have the perfect example to explain why these styles fit me so well. I learn best by hearing and listening. I have always been this way, and I am very music minded. I started playing guitar 8 years ago, I play a little piano, I write songs, and I sing. When it comes to guitar, I learn best by listening to a song over and over until I learn it. I do not read music; it just makes no sense to me. By having an aural learning style, I am able to skillfully play the guitar. In the last two months or so, in my spare time, I have begun to teach myself how to play piano. I am doing this by watching YouTube videos of other people playing. This is a bit different than how I play guitar. I can’t “hear” the piano and just pick it up. I have to see someone else playing the song I want to learn and watch their hand and the keys they are mashing over and over until I have it down.
When it comes to school and studying, I am definitely more aural than visual. I learn best by recording myself reading my chapters and notes aloud and then listening to it while I am driving or working out. The more I hear it, the more I remember it, kind of like lyrics to a song.
My preferred learning style is auditory. I can use mnemonic devices, such as flash cards with audio to my advantage in school. The repetition of the flash cards would help me in science where there is lots of information to remember. Reading the information, text, stories, assignments, out loud would help me to fully understand the context. I can also read my drafting work out loud, so that it is less likely to miss any errors. During class, I can ask my teacher more questions or to explain certain concepts.
Whether you believe learning styles are a myth or fact they still can help you learn the material for class. Just because you take this test online and it says that you are one hundred percent auditory learner doesn’t mean you can’t learn other ways. Learning styles can help you discover more creative ways for you to remember a topic or specific details. How Amy made a poster it helped her present her topic but also helped her learn and remember her topic. By writing it down and being creative you will remember the topic a lot better. I’m not a firm believer in learning styles but I do think that they can help. I am an auditory learner so listening helps me learn although it isn’t the only way I can learn. One of the ken talks we had watched
After taking the learning styles assessment it was found that I am a visual learner most of all followed by tactile and auditory. This meaning that I like to see what I am learning, I am able to understand things and later recall what I have seen. I honestly have to say that I do not agree with these results; I say that because after reading and just knowing how I am, I believe my best type of learning is through tactile, I have been this way since elementary school. When you are a tactile person you like to learn and pick up the information best through touching and doing things, you are very hands-on. Versus someone who is a visual learner just needs to see it or read it. Some of the characteristics a tactile person has is completely me; such as I am always doing something, I like to be hands on, when I talk I move my hands sort of like I am trying to act out what I am saying, I always have my legs going or am swaying side to side, like flashcards to study with, and am always chewing gum.
notes, they will either write it in a different color or they will take detailed notes and go back and highlight the important factors. To help a visual learner organize information they sometimes use a Mind Map. A mind map guide is centered on the topic and includes branches for each related idea. Visual learners learn by seeing. When writing and drawing what they are visualizing, this helps them retain and better process the information being taught. An auditory learner is when a person learns by speaking and hearing. An auditory learner learns best through lectures. Unlike
Fleming (2005) stated that people can be grouped into four styles of learning: (Gravells, 2012), Visual, Aural, Read / Write and Kinaesthetic (VARK), with Honey and Mumford (1992) suggesting that learners are a...
Secondly, the teacher gave us a test for my learning style. The results show, my learning style is visual. I was not surprising in the result because I know myself very well. I love to watch the video and we read books to help me on study. There are unique characteristics of Visual personality As Spanella T (for studay.com
• At the end of the questionnaire, the individual is given points in each category of learning
The learning style survey reflected that I am a strong visual learner. The survey was extremely accurate and has a strong correlation as to why certain subjects are easier for me to be successful in than others. For example, math is easier for me to grasp than literature based courses. Mathematics is comprised of complex formulas and diagrams. Explicit modeling must be done by the instructor (solving problems on the board and drawing diagrams) in order to effectively teach math. This is a direct contrast to literature instruction.
When we did the Learning Styles: Modality Preference Inventory worksheet, I scored a 23 in Visual, a 16 in Auditory, and a 23 in Kinesthetic/Tactile. For me, I always had to write things down in order to even come close to remembering it. I also had to actually do what was being done to understand. I always seemed to be both a visual and hands on type of person.
Learning styles describe the way in which an individual or student uses different methods in the way they acquire, scrutinize, understand and remember knowledge or information (Kharb, 2013). The VARK questionnaire is a tool through which one can identify his/her learning style and is based on how individuals interact and respond to their learning environment. After undertaking the questionnaire, the scores for visual learning was 10, kinesthetic was 12, Aural was 10 and read/write was 16. The preferred learning style was, therefore, determined to be Multimodal which means that multiple strategies can be in cooperated to enable sufficient learning. Read/Write had the highest score followed closely by kinesthetic, aural and visual. This implies that the adequate strategy to acquire and convey information or knowledge is through printed or written words. With Kinesthetic having the second highest score, it shows that learning is also adequate through gaining experience and engaging in practical activities or processes that give real-life examples. Visual and Aural strategies had the same score meaning that learning can also be achieved through presentations in visual formats, drawings or diagrams as well as observations and taking of verbal instructions or listening.
After taking the online learning style quiz and reading a description of what auditory learning is all about, I am convinced that I am an auditory learner. To be honest, I was quite surprised when I saw my quiz results but then when I thought about my learning habits and I compared them to an auditory learner, I could see that the quiz was fairly accurate.
I know that I am a Visual Learner, and everything I learn is through what I see. I learned that I am able to learn through different teaching styles and still learn the necessary information that is being given. Most people can relate to being a visual learner as it helps to see the information and retain it as well. Another type of common learning style is bodily kinesthetic which I feel I also learn well from as well.
There are three main learning styles which are Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic. The three of these are different ways of how you prefer to learn, and how you consume information efficiently.