Essay on Vark Learning Styles
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Students' Learning StylesLearning is a complex process of acquiring knowledge or skills involving a learner's biological characteristics/senses (physiological dimension); personality characteristics such as attention, emotion, motivation, and curiosity (affective dimension); information processing styles such as logical analysis or gut feelings (cognitive dimension); and psychological/individual differences (psychological dimension) (Dunn, Beaudry, & Klavas, 1989). Due to the multiples dimensions of differences in each learner, there have been continuing research interests in learning styles. Some 21 models of learning styles are cited in the literature (Curry, 1983) including the Kolb learning preference model (Kolb, 1984), Gardner's…show more content…
They do well with hands-on projects or tasks. 4)
Kinesthetic: kinesthetic learners learn best by doing. Their preference is for hands-on experiences. They are often high energy and like to make use of touching, moving, and interacting with their environment. They prefer not to watch or listen and generally do not do well in the classroom.
One can speculate that a different set of learning styles is served in an online course than in a face-to-face course. We assume that online learning systems may include less sound or oral components than traditional face-to-face course delivery systems and that online learning systems have more proportion of read/write assignment components, Students with visual learning styles and read/write learning styles may do better in online courses than their counterparts in face-to-face courses. Hence, we hypothesized: H2a: Students with visual and read/write learning styles will experience a higher level of user satisfaction. H2b: Students with visual and read/write learning styles will report higher levels of agreement that the learning outcomes of online courses are equal to or better than in face-to-face courses.
Instructor Knowledge and FacilitationThe Determinants of Students' Perceived Learning Outcomes and Satisfaction in University Online Education: An Empirical Investigation† Sean B. Eom1,*, H. Joseph Wen1, Nicholas Ashill2
Article first published online: 12 JUL 2006
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Every one has a mix of learning styles; some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of other styles in different circumstances. There is neither right or wrong style nor your style is fixed, you can develop your less dominant style and make improvement in your dominant ones. Your learning styles have more influence on your learning than you know it, they guide the way you learn. They also change the way you retain information and perceive experiences internally ("Overview of Learning Styles," n.d). Individuals have pathways that are specific to them, when information enters those pathways the information is retaining in short-term memory. Repeated exposure and use, promote retention in…show more content…
In read/ write style of learning the strategies that I use are reading the books and journals and write the notes in points and the suggested strategies are to write in multiple choice questions and essays to prepare for the exam and also rewrite in different words again and again to get the maximum understanding of the topic. Lastly, in my kinesthetic way of learning, I used trial and error and experiments to learn better and the suggested strategies state the same. In addition, I should relate the topics with real life examples and case studies to grasp the concept even deeper.
By taking this questionnaire, I have recognized and understood my learning styles and strategies even better and I learned new strategies within my learning styles that I was unaware of before taking this questionnaire. In my aural learning style, I learned that I can even record my self talking about the topic and listen to it again later, saying the answers out loud will also help when I am trying to recall my voices. Also learned that by pretending to talk to my examiner or instructor will give me deeper insight of the topic. Using the quiet places for studying will be beneficial to be able to recall the voices in my head about the topic. In my read/write learning style, I learned that making headings in