VARK helpful for Adult Learning

August 20, 2014

Students have different learning styles and these can affect how they learn. PA programs can potentially improve student learning by administering an intervention such as learning style inventories. The VARK inventory is one such tool that is easy to use and can give students information on how to maximize their learning. First-year Emory University Physician Assistant students were asked to take the VARK inventory and then submit their results. This was followed with a presentation and discussion. In addition, these students were asked to respond to a questionnaire. The students had a positive response to the intervention, and found it to be helpful.