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Learning styles are important for instructors to understand to enhance student learning. The purpose of this research was to examine learning styles among undergraduate students enrolled in fashion classes. The research questions were; Among students enrolled in fashion classes how do VARK (Visual, Aural, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetics) scores vary by: 1) region (Midwest, Northeast)? 2) level in school (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)? and 3) major (Apparel Design, Fashion Merchandising, Double Major, and Fashion Minor)? The results demonstrated students enrolled in fashion courses were kinesthetic in learning style. Region influenced learning style and students earning a fashion minor had low visual scores. These findings can help instructors better meet the needs of students enrolled in fashion classes. For example, fashion instructors could incorporate hands-on class experiences for fashion students and limit visual exercises for minor students.

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Learning Styles of Students Enrolled in Fashion Classes: Academic Level, Geographic Region, and Major

Learning styles are important for instructors to understand to enhance student learning. The purpose of this research was to examine learning styles among undergraduate students enrolled in fashion classes. The research questions were; Among students enrolled in fashion classes how do VARK (Visual, Aural, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetics) scores vary by: 1) region (Midwest, Northeast)? 2) level in school (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)? and 3) major (Apparel Design, Fashion Merchandising, Double Major, and Fashion Minor)? The results demonstrated students enrolled in fashion courses were kinesthetic in learning style. Region influenced learning style and students earning a fashion minor had low visual scores. These findings can help instructors better meet the needs of students enrolled in fashion classes. For example, fashion instructors could incorporate hands-on class experiences for fashion students and limit visual exercises for minor students.

 

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