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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The myth of learning styles | Patheos

Photo: Gene Edward Veith
"You know how some people are “right brained” and other people are “left brained”?" notes Edward Veith, writer and a retired English professor and college administrator. He is the author of over 20 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

Photo: Allan Ajifo [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

And how children are either auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learners?  And how they learn best if they are taught according to their particular learning style?

Well, none of that is true!  That educational fad of a few years ago has been thoroughly discredited by scientific research.  And yet teachers, curriculum, and teacher education courses are still teaching it.

A group of neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators in England has issued a public letter pointing this out and begging teachers to drop this stuff and to instead use approaches that are evidence-based.  
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Source: Patheos (blog)


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