Apr 15, 2018
Are "Learning Styles" a Myth
This article in The Atlantic and a number of other studies say, "yes." I was first introduced to the concept that learners tend to be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic, etc. in college. This was followed by some affirmation of the idea in seminary. And I must admit that I once bought into the concept. But I eventually backed away from it. Now, I vary my teaching methods to include visual, auditory, and kinesthetic elements not to aim at learning styles but to add variety and to keep things interesting. I also no longer advise students to discover their learning styles but to try out different learning strategies and figure out what works best for them.