Basic adult learning styles – Fleming’s VAK/VARK model
Things to look at:
- If the person works a job where they are performing many of their tasks with their hands, they are more than likely tactile learners.
- If the person tends to sit back and observe and listen during meetings, but not necessarily contribute a lot, they are most likely audio learners.
- If the person seems more engaged when you show graphs, drawings, and video clips, they are most likely visual learners.
Trainers should deliver all material for each learning style.
- Provide a brief explanation of what they are about to teach.
- Demonstrate the steps or process, showing flow charts, drawings, or the software.
- Walk the students through the steps, asking them to perform the steps.
- Provide a review exercise where the students can utilize what they have learned and perform the steps on their own.
For more information on training styles, look at the following links: