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ERIC Number: EJ867660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Using Learning Preferences to Improve Coaching and Athletic Performance
Dunn, Julia L.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v80 n3 p30-37 Mar 2009
Each individual learns in a different manner, depending on his or her perceptual or learning preferences (visual, auditory, read/write, or kinesthetic). In sport, coaches and athletes must speak a common language of instructions, verbal cues, and appropriate motor responses. Thus, developing a clear understanding of how to use students' learning preferences to enhance teaching and coaching methods is essential for any physical education teacher or coach. This article describes how to use the VARK Inventory to determine students' learning preferences and how to implement the results of the inventory in order to develop coaching and teaching methods that take into account individual learning preferences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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