PIDP 3250 Are Learning Styles a truth or myth?

Continuing on from my previous post on learning styles…

It turns out that the concept of learning styles–such as visual versus verbal or active versus reflective- has little evidence to support it. I have spent years thinking that there are learning styles and that all students can learn as long as I find ways to introduce information to them in a way that works for them. We’ve all grown up being told that we learn better in different ways: some by doing, some by seeing, and some by hearing. However, a new report finds no evidence for the learning styles. This video was posted to the forum. The information presented in this video has given me food for thought.
Professor Daniel Willingham describes research showing that learning styles are a myth

What do you think? Do you believe in learning styles? Are learning styles truth or myth?


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