Do You Know How You Learn?
VARK tells you something about yourself that you may or may not know. It can be used to understand your boss, your colleagues, your parents, your relatives and yourself. It is a short, simple inventory that has been well-received because its dimensions are intuitively understood and its applications are practical. It has helped people understand each other and especially students to learn more effectively and faculty to become more sensitive to the diversity of teaching strategies necessary to reach all students. Although copyrighted, VARK is free for use in student or faculty development as long as attribution is given. It may not be published in paper or electronic form without permission of the authors. If used commercially, say for training, a small fee must be paid.
Although we have known for centuries about the different modes, this inventory, initially developed in 1987 by Neil Fleming, Lincoln University, New Zealand, was the first to systematically present a series of questions with help-sheets for students, teachers, employees, and others to use in their own way.
Once you know about VARK, its power to explain things around you will be a revelation.
For more information about VARK, visit the VARK web site: http://www.vark-learn.com
Copyright © 2001 Neil Fleming