Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic My Preference for the Visual Learning Style, and Its Strengths for Growth in My Study Program. I am good at writing and enjoy conducting preliminary research. Visual learning is one of four learning styles is Fleming’s VARK model, which in turn is based on a Neuro-linguistic programming VAK model. The letters VARK stand for the four learning styles viz. visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic. My preference for the visual learning style means that I prefer seeing things for myself whether they are in the form of pictures, diagrams, charts, graphs, visual illustrations, photographs, slides, handouts, maps, etc. Furthermore, that I prefer this way of learning (that uses these means of teaching) over the other auditory means that focus on listening, reading/writing intensive means, and kinesthetic means that utilize physical experience.
For me, the visual representation of information is a great aid to assimilating information. As the ancient Chinese proverb says, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. When I researched this saying for this paper, I came to know that the original Chinese words meant something a bit different. The literal translation is “A picture’s meaning can express ten thousand words” (Lester). I cannot agree more. Visual representations are so extremely useful if not essential as an aid to learning that they can appropriately render the same ‘meaning’ that could take a lot of words to describe accurately. In practice, no doubt words are necessary, especially in a high-level academic course as Masters in Education, but pictures somehow have the ability to encapsulate those words in a way that can become fixated in the mind easily and visualized such that the information it contains can be recollected. .The Chinese origin of the proverb also brought to mind how the Chinese writing system itself is based on pictograms thereby exhibiting a strong connection between writing and picturing. .