Learning Strategies

With an increasing focus on harnessing individual strengths in the workplace (think Myers-Briggs or VIA Character Strengths), attention is now being turned towards differentiated learning to cater to individual learning preferences. The VARK (Visual, Auditory, Read/Write and Kinaesthetic) model of learning styles was popularised by Fleming and Mills back in the early 1990s, and while it has been almost universally embraced by teachers in primary and secondary settings, it has only recently gained traction in the corporate world.1

Learning StylesVisual Learners

In our digital age of visual communication, it’s unsurprising to learn that at least 65 percent of us can be categorised as visual learners. As education consultant Lynell Burmark points out, for visual learners, ‘unless our words, concepts, ideas are hooked onto an image, they will go in one ear, sail through the brain, and go out the other ear.’2 EdApp templates such as Image Gallery and games such as Image Pair make ideal visual learning strategies for more effectively conveying content.

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