VARK is a questionnaire that helps your learning by suggesting the strategies you should be using.
People with a strong visual preference for learning like:
different formats, space, graphs, charts, diagrams, maps and plans.
People with a strong aural preference for learning like:
discussions, stories, guest speakers, chat.
People with a strong read/write preference for learning like:
lists, notes and text in all its formats and whether in print or online.
People with a strong kinesthetic preference for learning like:
senses, practical exercises, examples, cases, trial and error.
WHY IS MY REQUEST TO USE VARK DECLINED? Our policy has changed. We are declining the use of VARK for requests involving large numbers of participants. VARK was primarily designed to help individual teachers, trainers and students. Research requiring large numbers is a secondary function and where it does not offer help to students we decline its use. Using VARK online with large numbers adds to our costs without any benefit and we are not a charity. Using paper copies means learners receive only their four VARK scores and no helpful description of their preference(s) or the strategies they could use. VARK data can include multiple answers to any question so the use of ANOVA and correlation statistical methods leads to meaningless results and wasted research time.