Learning styles represent the different approaches to learning based on preferences, weaknesses, and strengths. For learners to best achieve the desired educational outcome, learning styles must be considered when creating a plan. Complete “The VARK Questionnaire,” located on the VARK website, and then complete the following:
- Click “OK” to receive your questionnaire scores.
- Once you have determined your preferred learning style, review the corresponding link to view your learning preference.
- Review the other learning styles: visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic, and multimodal (listed on the VARK Questionnaire Results page).
- Compare your current preferred learning strategies to the identified strategies for your preferred learning style.
- Examine how awareness of learning styles has influenced your perceptions of teaching and learning.
In a paper (750-1,000 words), summarize your analysis of this exercise and discuss the overall value of learning styles. Include the following:
- Provide a summary of your learning style according the VARK questionnaire.
- Describe your preferred learning strategies. Compare your current preferred learning strategies to the identified strategies for your preferred learning style.
- Describe how individual learning styles affect the degree to which a learner can understand or perform educational activities. Discuss the importance of an educator identifying individual learning styles and preferences when working with learners.
- Discuss why understanding the learning styles of individuals participating in health promotion is important to achieving the desired outcome. How do learning styles ultimately affect the possibility for a behavioral change? How would different learning styles be accommodated in health promotion?
Cite to at least three peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
|Course Code||Class Code||Assignment Title||Total Points|
|NRS-429VN||NRS-429VN-O503||VARK Analysis Paper||100.0|
|Criteria||Percentage||Unsatisfactory (0.00%)||Less than Satisfactory (75.00%)||Satisfactory (79.00%)|
|Personal Learning Styles According to VARK Questionnaire||20.0%||Personal learning style content is missing. Personal learning style presented is not reflective of VARK questionnaire.||Personal learning style according to the VARK questionnaire is identified, but summary is incomplete.||Personal learning style according to the VARK questionnaire is identified and basic summary is provided.|
|Preferred Learning Strategies||20.0%||Personal learning strategy content is missing.||Personal learning strategy is partially described. A comparison of current preferred learning styles and VARK identified learning styles is incomplete.||Personal learning strategy is summarized. A comparison of current preferred learning styles and VARK identified learning styles is generally described.|
|Learning Styles (Effect on educational performance and importance of identifying learning styles for learners as an educator)||20.0%||Importance of learning styles for a learner, and importance of educator identifying individual learning styles and preferences when working with learners, is not presented.||Importance of learning styles for a learner, and importance of educator identifying individual learning styles and preferences when working with learners, is partially presented. The importance of learning styles for learners participating in healthy promotion, and identifying them as an educator, is unclear. There are inaccuracies.||Importance of learning styles for a learner, and importance of educator identifying individual learning styles and preferences when working with learners, is generally discussed. The importance of learning styles for learners participating in healthy promotion, and identifying them as an educator, is generally established. There are minor inaccuracies. More rationale or evidence is needed for support.|
|Learning Styles and Health Promotion (learning styles and importance to achieving desired outcome for learners, learning styles and effect on behavioral change, accommodation of different learning styles in health promotion)||20.0%||Understanding the learning styles of individuals participating in health promotion, the correlation to behavioral change and achieving desired outcomes, and the accommodation of different learning styles is not discussed.||Understanding the learning styles of individuals participating in health promotion and the correlation to behavioral change and achieving desired outcomes is partially presented; a correlation has not been established. Accommodation of different learning styles is incomplete. There are inaccuracies.||Understanding the learning styles of individuals participating in a health promotion, and the correlation to behavioral change and achieving desired outcomes is generally presented; a general correlation has been established. More rationale or evidence is needed to fully establish correlation. Accommodation of different learning styles is summarized.|
|Organization and Effectiveness||15.0%|
|Thesis Development and Purpose||5.0%||Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.||Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.||Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.|
|Argument Logic and Construction||5.0%||Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.||Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.||Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.|
|Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)||5.0%||Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.||Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, or word choice are present.||Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.|
|Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)||2.0%||Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.||Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.||Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.|
|Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)||3.0%||Sources are not documented.||Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.||Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.|