The GRIP Learning Profile™ – Sensory Preferences is built upon a widely adopted VAK Sensory Theory of learning styles. The original VAK concepts were first developed by psychologists and teaching (of children) specialists such as Fernald, Keller, Orton, Gillingham, Stillman and Montessori, starting in the 1920’s.
Each of us have a preference of how we take in information through our major senses, which in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) refers to as representational systems or sensory modalities in the studies of the way mental processing takes place.
While most people use all their senses daily, one system may seem to dominate. In GRIP Learning, we adopt in our accompanying training programs of what we call the “Markova Stacks” model, coined by Education Psychologist Dawna Markova, which defines six basic learning patterns that applies to all of us.
The VAK learning styles model provides a very easy and quick reference inventory by which to assess people’s preferred learning styles, and then most importantly, to design learning methods and experiences that match people’s preferences.