The Vak Model

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The Vak Model

  1. 1. The VAK Model Bettina Alexandra Langheim COMPETÈNCIES, RECURSOS I ESTRATÈGIES D'APRENENTATGE DE L'ANGLÈS
  2. 2. Content • The VAK Model • Types of Learning Style • Different Strategies • Good Resourses • Conclusion
  3. 3. What is the VAK Model? • Common, widely used model (Fleming) • Defines the preferred learning style of a person
  4. 4. Learning Styles Visual Learners • Think in pictures • Enjoy looking at videos, pictures and movies • Create visual methaphors
  5. 5. Learning Styles
  6. 6. Learning Styles • Express themselves through movement • Interact with their environment • Use body language to express emotions
  7. 7. Different Strategies Encourage visual learners to: • Use colour to highlight important points • Take notes • Illustrate ideas as pictures • Ask for written directions • Visualise spelling of words
  8. 8. Different Strategies Encourage auditory learners to: • Read out aloud • Recite information • Use tunes or rhymes • Listen to tapes
  9. 9. Different Strategies Encourage kinesthetic learners to: • Make role plays to experience learning • Translate information into diagrams • Recall information by counting on fingers • Memorise a certain drill while moving
  10. 10. Good Resourses • Find out what type of learner YOU are! http://eugenia.atspace.com/ http://www.brainboxx.co.uk/A3_ASPECTS/pages/VAK_quest.htm My research websites: http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire http://www.businessballs.com/vaklearningstylestest.htm
  11. 11. Conclusion • Definition of one`s learning style makes the learning process of a foreign language easier • Offers good advice • Some people have a mixed learning style -> No problem!!!
  12. 12. “Thank you for your attention!”

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