FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES ENGLISH SCHOOLMODULE III: Management of Technological Resources for the teaching and administration of the English language (part III) TEACHER: Lic. Martin Ulises Aparicio Morataya TOPIC: Vark inventory learning style STUDENT: Sylvia Ivonne Hernández Guevara ID number: 31-0187-2006
INTRODUCTIONBecause it is considered that people receive information through the five senses, it isnecessary to know how this information is processed from the sensorial point of view.People can receive information and retain it by listening, seeing, reading and writing, etc;not everyone pays more attention to the same details others do.VARK is an important model that can help to identify the type of learning style someonehas; VARK stands for: Visual, Aural, Read/write and Kinesthetic. It is very easy because itcounts with a test of multiple choices that you can take and at the end of it, it tells you whatyour learning style is; there are people who will get a multimodal style and that will meanthat they are able to learn and process information by more than one way.It is very important to know what our style is because it helps us to use the right strategiesand complement them or mix them with others that can give an additional chance to retain,understand the information we receive and provide.I took the VARK questionnaire and the results I got were the following:*VISUAL: 1*AURAL: 12*READ/WRITE: 8*KINESTHETIC: 11This means that I have a multimodal learning preference (ARK). According to thequestions I read, I had the chance to choose more than one answer because I tend to dothings in more than one way.A multimodal preference means that someone has more than one strong preference; ittells us that we have more than one way to use our learning to interact with people.I tend to choose books because people recommend them or because I read they areinteresting and the topics they have can help or can bring improvement to my life.; so I’mnot only using one criteria to make a choice. Another example I can use is when I have togive directions to people; I rather to go with them and take them to the place than givethem a map or the address.
VARK QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS; VISUAL: 1- AURAL: 12- READ/WRITE: 8- KINESTHETIC: 11 INTAKE SWOT - Study without OUTPUT tearsAural=12 *Attend classes *Your notes may be poor *Listen to your voices *Discuss topic with others because you prefer to and write them down and teachers listen. You will need to *Spend time in quiet *Explain new ideas to expand your notes by places recalling the people talking with others and ideas. *Remember interesting collecting notes from the *Speak your answers examples, stories… textbook. aloud or inside your *Put your summarized head. notes onto tapes and listen to them.Read/ Write=8 *Lists *Write out the words again *Write exam answers *Dictionaries and again. *Practice with multiple *Definitions *Read your notes (silently) choice questions *Glossaries again and again. *Write paragraphs *Notes *Rewrite the ideas and (beginnings and *Teachers who use words principles into other words. endings) well and have lots of information in sentences and notes.Kinesthetic=11 *All your senses- sight, *Lecture notes may be *Write practice answers, smell, hearing, touch… poor because the topics paragraphs *Field tours are not concrete or *Role plays the exam *Lecturers who give real relevant situation in your own life examples *Remember real things room. *Collections that happen *Use pictures and photographs that illustrate the ideas *Recall experiments, field trips…
CONCLUSION:VARK is a tool that helps to determine the learning style we got. The advantage of thewebsite is that we can take a quiz that will let us know the style of our preferences; it givesus the results and with them the types of activities we can do or we are strongly to do.