VAK Silliness; or, Variety is the Spice of Life.


Earlier this week I had an excellent time being off-timetable and discussing teaching and learning with my department. The session was led by a very wise, knowledgeable and engaging advisor from the LA. The topic was “challenge”, as one thing that has been identified for improvement within the department is the level of challenge in lessons. We covered what challenge can mean and how we might provide differentiated challenge for individual needs, as well as the types of engagement activities that mean all students are challenged. This was all good stuff.

Until a colleague, for whom I have huge admiration and respect (and to whom I discussed this blog before posting) said to me that we should make sure that we are careful to cater for the “visual, auditory and kinaesthetic” learners. I nearly choked on my chocolate bun. Why, in 2014, would somebody who is an excellent teacher with…

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