Vark Essays

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VARK Questionnaire: Preferred Learning Styles
Stacey Curtis
Grand Canyon University
Family-Centered Health Promotion
Kimberly Stout
October 4, 2015 VARK Questionnaire: Preferred Learning Styles
The assignment: To teach nurses about a new cervical collar that will be implemented in the hospital for all trauma patients with suspicion of neck injury. How are you going to present your teaching encompassing the fact that everyone’s learning styles are different? The key is knowing how you, yourself learns and studying all of the other key aspects of learning styles to be able to incorporate them in your teaching and provide the best understanding of the topic to multiple different types of learners. For example,
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The outcome of learning can then be counter-productive as there are too many different ideas submitted in an effort to come up with one common goal. Demonstration however, has been a way for this learner to visualize the given topic and implement a so called mental picture of how things are to be accomplished.
Comparing the identified learning strategies, as a result of the VARK questionnaire, to this learners preferred learning styles can be beneficial when finding where you may incorporate flaws into you teaching plan. According to the questionnaire, some suggested learning strategies are as follows, using all of your senses (sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing), using real-life examples, field trips, photographs, hands-on approach and trial and error. (The VARK Questionnaire: How Do I Learn Best, 2015.) While all hold true, these are not limited to the styles that are used and can be of benefit to this learner. Visual learners use things such as bright colors, highlight important facts, use different fonts for important aspects to stand out, and videos, posters and slides. (The VARK Questionnaire: How Do I Learn Best, 2015.) This learner uses many of those approaches as well to finding effective learning techniques. Mnemonics are one of the most effective ways this learner retains new information. Mnemonics are “memory devices that help learners recall larger pieces of information, especially

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