10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Target Audience of Lecture
The targets of this lecture are teachers interested in identifying student learning style by applying VARK model.
The lecture will introduce VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/write, Kinesthetic) sensory modality preferences, its international utilization, and the success cases, in order to motivate teachers and educators to adopt some of the VARK principles about how students learn.
A simple worksheet will be given to teachers to identify their own VARK preferences for communicating and for learning and the implications for teachers and students. Then students’ VARK preferences will be discussed and the corresponding teaching and learning strategies will be introduced. Participants will be challenged to consider teaching strategies within and outside their own preferences and to consider methods for empowering students to use their learning preferences to study more effectively.
Finally, participants will be introduced to how VARK can be applied in diverse classrooms: design of teaching and learning package, lecturing, assessment, student support, etc.
The lecture will be conducted in English.
Mr. Neil D. Fleming
Neil Fleming is the director of VARK-LEARN Limited and was director of Education Centre for Lincoln University, New Zealand, from 1987-1998. He is best known for the design of the VARK Learning Preferences questionnaire and the accompanying support materials that can be viewed interactively at www.vark-learn.com. He has also written best-selling educational books on faculty development and textbooks on consumer education and economics. As a scholar with an international perspective, his writing can be found in key faculty development journals in Britain, North America and Australasia. More recently he has completed a book that applies the principles of learning preferences to sports coaching, both team and individual.
Neil has presented active workshops at major higher education conferences and symposia in the U.K., U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Norway, Canada, Turkey, Switzerland, Austria, Barbados, Trinidad-Tobago, Jamaica, and many of the Pacific Island countries. The topics included: An Update on Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, Curriculum Redesign, Marking and Grading, Learning Styles and Shifting Your Campus from Teaching to Learning.
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