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The Active Learning Site with VARK Learning Styles Inventory

The Active Learning Site with VARK Learning Styles Inventory

This site supports the scholarship of teaching by providing research-based resources designed to help faculty use active learning successfully in college and university classrooms. VARK is a short, simple inventory that has helped students to learn more effectively and faculty to become more sensitive to the diversity of teaching strategies necessary to reach all students.... Show More


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Mara Hogan
Mara Hogan (Student)
7 years ago

I think that VARK is a great tool and resource that teachers should use.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 30 mins
Carl Berger
Carl Berger (Faculty)
21 years ago
A straightforward tool that has high face validity but little reference to
research showing real analysis. Useful for teachers or preservice teachers to
look at ideas related to learning styles, problem solving styles or multiple

Technical Remarks:

Can select more than one response for a situation. May be appropriate but little
information given.
Barbara Levin
Barbara Levin (Faculty)
22 years ago
The acronym VARK stands for Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinesthetic sensory modalities that are used for learning. The interactive learning styles inventory (VARK) provides immediate scoring (if you have Java script)based on a 14-item questionnaire. Explanations of VARK scores are available that focus of effective study skills for learners with different learning preferences. Site also contains additional materials for the teacher educator including summaries of related research.