VARK – a guide to learning preferences

VARK-Learn - a guide to learning styles

VARK is a learning styles 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.


Neil Fleming 

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of the Founder of VARK.  Neil Fleming died on June 16 2022 suddenly at his home in Christchurch New Zealand aged 82 years old.  The team at VARK has lost a great leader, teacher and mentor.  Neil lived his life to the end with great empathy, integrity, generosity and humour and will be sadly missed by many.

VARK-Learn will remain in the very safe hands of Neil’s daughter, Carol Cadigan, who has long been involved with VARK and who assumed overall responsibility earlier this year. Carol will continue to lead with the same dedication and integrity as Neil.