Visual: a visually dominant learner picks up and retains information more quickly when they are presented with the knowledge visually. They engage more when presented with pictures, diagrams, charts and visual aids.
Auditory: an auditory dominant learner is better at picking up and retaining information by listening to it. They respond more to stories, interactive speech, picking up on stressed upon key words and etc.
Kinaesthetic: for a kinaesthetic learner, they would prefer learning new information and skills by either physically interacting with the object, or physically testing out new information. They are more likely to learn by doing physical activity, through games and hand movements etc.
Visual: They respond by using words such as; “I see what you mean”, “I get the picture”, “I remember seeing that” etc. Any words or phrase that can be attributed to their visual senses can indicate their dominant style.
They respond by using phrases such as; “I hear what you’re saying”, “What you say makes sense”, “That rings a bell” “I remember you once mentioned it” or etc. Any phrase that implies that they are referring to their sense of hearing for recall indicates their dominant style.
They usually use phrases that refer to their experiences and their sense of touch. For example; “Let me try that”, “It feels right”, “I remember doing that” etc.
Why is it important to learn the VAK Learning Model?
As a professional, you have a responsibility to develop your own skills to be better able to perform your role. This model is vital in terms of how to understand the needs of each of your students.