For printable version of this page click here VAK questionaire
THE VAK QUESTIONNAIRE
For each question there are 3 potential answers. Circle the one that most closely represents you. When you have finished add up the scores under each column; this can give you an idea of the sense you prefer to utilise to take in information and store it; your comfortable or dominant sense. Different learning tasks may require different strategies; for example learning to ski and learning poetry. Use the tool as starting point.
WHEN YOU…. DO YOU…..
|Spell a word
|Try to visualise it||Sound it out||Write it down|
|Are concentrating||Get most distracted by untidiness||Get most distracted by noises||Get most distracted by physical movements|
|Choose your favourite art form||Prefer paintings||Prefer music||Prefer dance/ sculptures|
|Reward someone||Tend to write praise on their work or on a note||Tend to give them praise orally||Tend to give them a pat on the back|
|Talk||Talk quite fast but keep idle conversation limited||Talk fluently with an even pace and logical order||Use lots of hand movements and talk about actions and feelings|
|Meet people||Remember mostly how they looked or the surroundings||Remember mostly what was said or remember their names||Remember mostly what you did or remember their emotions|
|See a film,
watch TV or
read a novel
|Remember best what the scenes/ people looked like||Remember best what was said/ how the music sounded||Remember best what happened or the characters’ emotions|
|Relax||Generally prefer watching TV or reading||Generally prefer music||Generally prefer games/ sports|
WHEN YOU…. DO YOU…..
|Try to interpret someone’s mood||Mainly note facial expression||Listen to the tone of their voice||Watch body movements|
|Are recalling something||Remember what you saw||Remember what was said||Remember what was done and how you felt|
|Are memorising something||Do you prefer to memorise by writing it repeatedly||Do you prefer to memorise by repeating words over and over||Do you prefer to memorise by doing something repeatedly|
|Are angry||Become silent and seethe inside||Express it in loud outbursts||Storm about, clench your fists and throw things about|
|Are inactive||Look around, doodle, watch something||Talk to yourself||Fidget, walk about|
|Contact business people||Prefer face to face contact||Rely on the telephone||Talk it out while walking or doing something|
|Are learning||Prefer to read||Like to attend lectures||Like to be involved|
From “Learning how to Learn”
P 3 Consulting Limited, Glos.