Learning Styles Checklist - VAK Model


About the Checklist:

Brief-write up

Your preferred learning styles direct how you learn. They also alter how you internally represent experiences and recall information.
Walter Burke Barbe, an educational psychologist, and his colleagues proposed three "modalities" of learning: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (movement and touch). These were usually referred to as VAK.

Barbe stated that everyone possessed strengths, weaknesses, and preferences in each of the three modalities. He claimed that the most effective learning used all three in tandem. He stated that the mix we achieved was the result of many factors and would most likely change over time.
Recognizing and understanding one's own learning styles allows one to use techniques that are better suited to them in order to maximise learning. This speeds up and improves the quality of their learning.

Awareness that students with different learning styles are a part of the classroom learning process will assist educators in recognising and appreciating the fact that each student's learning style is unique and different. This will allow educators to plan and implement best practises and strategies in their classrooms in terms of daily activities, curriculum planning, delivery, and assessment in order to meet the learning needs of every student in the classroom and cater to their different learning styles.

Why use this checklist?

Eblity’s Learning Style Checklist is adapted from Barbe's VAk Model to understand the learning styles of younger students in a classroom setting. This checklist aims to help identify the preferred learning styles of students. Gaining an understanding of a child's preferred learning style will help in making the learning environment conducive and that is essential for childs academic success and growth.

Who can use this checklist?

Parents, Caregivers Professionals, and Educators who are wanting to know their child’s preferred learning style.
It can be used with children aged 6-14 years.

Point to Note/Disclaimer

This checklist is an indication of your child’s current preferred learning style and not a complete or comprehensive evaluation of your child’s learning abilities.

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