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* The VAK model divides children into visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learners; those who like to look, those who like to listen and those who learn best through physical activity
* Most learning style analyses rely on self-assessment questionnaires, with children ticking boxes to indicate which activities they prefer, and which they find easy or difficult
* Some experts believe a child's learning style is genetically governed.
Others argue that they are just acquired habits, and that encouraging a child to stick to one style is restricting
* Many teachers fall into the trap of allowing their own preferred learning style to dominate lessons