I am writing in the first instance to say thank you for allowing me to use your VARK materials last year. They proved very useful and I have had numerous positive comments from students regarding the use of the questionnaire. In addition through the identification of their preferred learning style most students who completed the survey showed improved academic performance. Based on these positive results, if at all possible I would like to extend my use of your VARK materials, hence I am writing to seek further permission. I am interested in using your materials to conduct a paper based student survey to identify the preferred learning styles of students in two first year university chemistry cohorts (~300 students). At present there is a large difference in student performance between these two chemistry cohorts which I believe may be due to differences in learning styles and possibly a mismatch between teaching methods and learning preference.
August 19, 2014