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Shari,
I recently taught learning styles along with test-taking prep to some
freshmen and they seemed to enjoy it. after they had taken the VARK at
home and we had discussed it shortly in class, I had the students get in
4 different groups (I had 15 total freshmen). In the groups the students
were to write four different questions based on the different kinds of
learning styles. The four groups were multiple choice questions,
true/false questions, fill in the blank or short answer questions, and
essay questions. I told the students to write questions based off their
knowledge of pop culture and current events. After they wrote the
questions I had them share them with the class and have the class guess
which learning style the question was written for. I think the students
really enjoyed both parts of the exercise, writing the questions and
having the class guess the style. The point was to get the students to
practice writing possible test questions and to apply what they had
learned about learning styles.
I'm probably going to tweak the exercise in the future, since this is
the first time I've done it. I will say this- freshmen do love working
in groups to do activities.
Anne Vermont
Coordinator of Tutoring
University of South Carolina Aiken



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Subject: Learning Styles Activities

Greetings!
 
I am making a presentation on Learning Styles (to mostly freshmen) in a
couple of weeks and am looking for some short (5-10 min.) activities
that I can incorporate into the presentation. I will be presenting on
visual, auditory and tactile learning style and would like to have the
students do a fun activity that would help them understand how their
learning styles effect their learning and studying. 
 
Any help is appreciated.
 
Thanks
Shari Nelson
University of North Dakota
Assistant Director of Learning Services
Student Success Center

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