Team 2: What Type of Learner are You?

Team 2: What Type of Learner are You?

Coaches: Keller & Schwartz

Date: July 19, 20 & 21

Times: 9:45-11:45am

Based on the VARK (visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic) theory of learning styles, week two explores what type of learner each student is and how they can improve their skills by methods designed to help their specific learning style in groups and individually.

Tuesday: VARK assessment, results, and overview

During class one, students will take the written, multiple-choice test created by Neil Fleming, based on the VARK theory of learning. With the results, students will discover how they learn best as coaches lead them through games and activities that will help improve their studying skills.

Wednesday: Visual/Aural learning

Students who learn visually are predisposed to looking at something to learn, rather than writing it down or listening to directions. For visual learners, our coaches will teach a reading and math lesson using mind maps, drawings, and charts to help organize students’ thoughts.

Aural learners tend to be more sequential thinkers, detail-oriented, and logical. Our coaches will lead a lesson by reading aloud, group discussion, and oral repetition.

Thursday: Kinesthetic learning

Kinesthetic learners learn best by moving around, feeling materials, and having tactile involvement. These students need action! Our coaches will teach a lesson using the space around the class to help students learn, and creating movement in association with memorization, comprehension, and focus.

At the end of the week, all students will participate in an all-learners-friendly game of Pictionary. Using all the learning styles, students will use their new techniques to help each other in teams to figure out the answers.