Teachers Profile

This will provide you with a 5-8 page document customised to your VARK scores from the Teachers’ Preferences Questionnaire.  It describes some data on Students’ learning preferences and some data on Teachers’ learning preferences so that comparisons can be made before reading about your own Teaching Preferences.  VARK Teaching Helpsheets are provided along with a discussion about other ways to measure or indicate your teaching and training preferences – peer observation, student/trainee evaluations, video analysis …   The strengths and limitations of each method of indicating teachers’ preferences are also listed.  A tombstone task ends the profile as an exercise in how we are yet to effectively measure when, and how, learning occurs.

To purchase your Teachers’ Profile, first fill in the VARK Questionnaire for Teachers and Trainers. You will then be able to purchase the profile from the results page.

 

Business Profile

Finding your communication preferences.

What do you get?

Answer 16 questions and you will get your four scores for Visual, Aural, Read/write and Kinesthetic. That is VARK.  You may be surprised. Everybody has their own communication profile made up of their preferences. You will have access to a report you can print and discuss with others.  It will provide you with the strategies that suit your communication preferences (and the ones you should avoid). Why not find out about yourself?

After payment for your profile, you will receive immediately a PDF file with a description of the strategies that you should use for enhancing your communication skills. This will include detailed information tailored particularly to the preferences you have chosen in the questionnaire. In effect it will describe the impact of your VARK preferences on important decisions in your education or career.

You will also learn about strategies that should not be used and the characteristics of other learners who may have similar preferences. The profile will allow you to make effective choices and may reveal inappropriate methods that you have been using.

Example contents of a VARK Profile

Each profile is usually 7-8 pages in length depending on the VARK scores provided. The various sections of the profile are shown below.).

Section A: The profile begins with some general points about what VARK indicates and what it does not. Not all are shown here.

  • VARK is not a definitive measure. With only 16 questions it indicates your preferences for the ways in which new learning is “taken in” and expressed.
  • VARK provides information about your Preferences which may not be the same as your Strengths. Although you may be a skilled artist you may not choose “visual” as your way to learn new information. Similarly there are skilled athletes who prefer not to learn using their kinesthetic mode (K) although they will use that mode extensively when performing/playing.
  • Nobody works in a single mode and very little of our communication is possible in a single mode.
  • etc.

Section B: Some characteristics of those who have a single/multimodal preference

e.g. Those who have a single preference have a number of stances. They may choose to use only their preferred mode for making major decisions and for learning. They say they are indecisive and confused when information comes to them in other modes. Having made their decisions using just one mode, they may be less confident that it is the “right” one than those who have used many modes to check their understanding. etc.

Section C: Your personal profile in relation to the latest data from the VARK database

Your Aural/Oral preference is very strong. Your score of 12 is well ahead of the other modes. In our April- June database, only 3% of respondents were in the same category as you – with an Aural preference – and yours is Very Strong. Others may have Aural as a secondary preference or part of a multimodal set of preferences but those who are mild, strong or very strong in their Aural preferences are a small group. etc.

Section D: Graphs and Tables

The most recent graph of preferences and a table showing percentages with a similar profile to you are inserted here.

Section E: Strategies for communicating with your particular preferences.

Section F: How to use your preferences when communicating and working with others.

Section G: A case study of someone with a similar profile.

Section H: The profile ends with the appropriate Business oriented Helpsheet(s).

Note: The section on the percentages of people with different learning preferences has also been updated to reflect recent data collected from version 8.01 of the VARK Questionnaire. If you purchased a Business Profile between May 2020 and August 2020, you can use the link in the Downloads email you were sent to get an updated copy of your Profile.

VARK Short Profile

A VARK Short Profile can help you understand your preferences for learning. A PDF file containing helpful advice about your learning is customized from your VARK scores. The VARK Profile is available immediately after you complete the VARK questionnaire online and elect to pay.  Instructions about it can be found at the end of the VARK Questionnaire.

The short profile contains a page of information about your learning preferences, as well as a copy of the Helpsheet(s) that are relevant to your preference.
For a more in depth understanding, try an Academic Profile containing several pages of advice.

You can download your profile immediately after making your payment.

Academic Profile

Your VARK Academic Profile will help you understand your preferences for learning.

Your Profile is a PDF containing helpful advice about your learning preferences, customized for your VARK scores. Your profile, including helpsheets, is approximately 10 pages long.

In your profile, you will find out:

  • How common your learning preference is
  • Whether you need to use one or more modes in your learning, and how flexible you are in swapping between modes.
  • How you can use your preferred modes in education.
  • What advantages and disadvantages there are to your learning preference.
  • How to best take notes.
  • How to work with other learners.
  • How some other learners like you use their VARK learning preferences.
  • How to make the most of your learning preference with online learning.
  • What VARK indicates, and what it does not.

View an example profile.

The VARK Profile is available immediately after you complete the VARK questionnaire online and elect to purchase.

Note: The Academic Profiles were updated at the end of July 2020 to include advice related to online learning. The section on the percentages of people with different learning preferences has also been updated to reflect recent data collected from version 8.01 of the VARK Questionnaire. If you purchased an Academic Profile between May 2020 and July 2020, you can use the link in the Downloads email you were sent to get an updated copy of your Profile.