One of the most important responsibilities for any educational institution is to recognize the learning behaviours of its pupil and deliver education in an appropriate format that can commiserate with the individual needs. At Queen Global International School it is of utmost importance to us understand our responsibility in cherishing every students future the way it suits them most, therefore the form of learning we apply here is Audio, Visual and Kinesthetic. VAK is not only related with learning but it has intra-personal learning approach. To know ourselves, to know our strength and work on our weaknesses so that we form a balance not only in our learning but also in our lives, let us know more about it.
What does this mean?
This learning style uses the three main sensory receivers: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (movement) to determine the dominant learning style. This style of learning derived from the accelerated learning world and seems to be about the most popular model nowadays due to its simplicity. This is probably because it is more of a preference, rather than a style. And any style can be inculcated once we know what is lacking in us?
They often do better talking to a colleague or a tape recorder and hearing what was said. Those who have the power to utilize the power of words and how they are being used? Auditory people or learners know the core of communication, they not only emphasizes verbal communication they actually form a balance in verbal and non-verbal communication.
Learners who are visual-linguistic like to learn through written language, such as reading and writing tasks. They remember what has been written down, even if they do not read it more than once. They like to write down directions and pay better attention to lectures if they watch them. Learners who are visual-spatial usually have difficulty with the written language and do better with charts, demonstrations, videos, and other visual materials. They easily visualize faces and places by using their imagination and seldom get lost in new surroundings.
These learners do best while touching and moving. It also has two sub-channels: kinesthetic (movement) and tactile (touch). They tend to lose concentration if there is little or no external stimulation or movement. When listening to lectures they may want to take notes for the sake of moving their hands. When reading, they like to scan the material first, and then focus in on the details (get the big picture first). They typically use color high lighters and take notes by drawing pictures, diagrams, or doodling.
We make an effort to apply 2 or 3 styles with each student to get the best outcomes from each and every student.
So, which type of learner are you? Try to recall the time you have been to shopping. Were you actually trying the apparel or you just loved the model who was wearing that dress or some of the staff helped you buy the product?
If you tried it yourself then you are a doer, a kinesthetic learner. If you were amazed by the visual then you know you are a visual learner and if you were influenced by the salesperson then definitely you are growing auditory skills.
Evaluate and enhance. Let’s upgrade ourselves. Let’s understand our learning style and then inherit the same. Happy learning.
Ms. Vandana Sachdeva