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1 Alford Academy PASS Workshop

2 Session Objectives We would like you to:- 1. Hear about learning styles in S2 Enrichment from Megan. 2.Learn from our seniors, Rachel and Jasper, how to find out about your own learning style. 3.Use an on-line learning styles questionnaire. 4.Spend a little time browsing the Learning and Teaching Scotland Study Support website. 5. Help us to evaluate what we do and tell us how we can improve.

3 Learning Styles by Megan (S2)

4 What is a learning style? A learning style is a way of learning that is best for you, also known as a learning preference. How I learn best:- Visual = 6 Auditory = 4 Read/write = 2 Kinesthetic = 11

5 What do these scores mean? Having a strong Kinesthetic score I am a DOING LEARNER I prefer for example: Lab work Field Trips Being given real life examples Hands–on practical work

6 More on Learning Styles By Rachel and Jasper

7 VARK Learning Styles V stands for VISUAL – you prefer seeing:

8 VARK Learning Styles A stands for AURAL – you prefer listening: * discuss topics with others * discuss topics with your teachers * explain new ideas to other people * use a tape recorder * remember the interesting examples, stories, jokes * describe the overheads, pictures and other visuals to somebody who was not there * leave spaces in your notes for later recall and 'filling'

9 VARK Learning Styles R stands for READ/WRITE * lists * headings * dictionaries * glossaries * definitions * handouts * textbooks * readings (library) * notes * teachers who use words well and have lots of information in sentences and notes

10 VARK Learning Styles K stands for KINESTHETIC – you prefer to DO * use all your senses * lab work * field trips * real life examples * hands on approaches (cooking, computers) * trial and error * exhibits, samples, photographs * recipes, solutions to problems, previous worked examples

11 Whats your VARK learning style? 1. Log into the school computer 2. Access the website 3. Select the questionnaire link – have a go!

12 Group Discussion 1. Did any of you score equally on all VARKs? 2. Do you agree with the VARK scores? In what ways? 3. How might your child use VARK scores to aid their studies?

13 LTS Website 1. In your pack is a helpsheet on how to use the Learning Teaching Scotland website 2. Spend a few moments browsing this site 3. How might you use this with your child to support their studies?


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