OR in layman terms See, Hear, Do/Feel
If we include all these mediums in our lesson we should catch everyone! But it is more complicated than that of course. Reece & Walker (2007: 141) talk about learning styles and strategies and how each style lends itself to material being presented or communicated in particular ways. "Students are intrinsically different and have different preferred learning styles" is one underpinning concept talked about. In coaching canoeing, by definition an active sport we would expect learners to learn by doing and doing is essential to check learning too! Part of the motivation for being a canoeist is to actually paddle surely! However I think we need to be able to learn in all ways and it very much depends on what we are ;learning. So some canoeist may well learn by watching Youtube videos of top slalom paddlers.
I want to teach mathematics. Learners will have to do that too, and by doing so will learn even if it is just by heart. So my point here is that it is how the teacher communicates that is the issue and that is where I think the VARK model comes in as well as the Honey and Mumford model talked about here with the picture below which I like.
As a teacher I do need to be aware of these things but I am not sure whether telling the students is necessary, but perhaps an approach to improve their learning styles without them knowing may be more productive ....