Students, in fact all individuals, are most effective when they are taught in their personal learning style. In fact, there are three major types of learners: visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic. While most individuals without disabilities can learn using any one of these styles, most people have one for which they show a stronger affinity.
Wrong – Wrong – Wrong!!!
So I cannot trust the content on About.com any longer. Not that anything online has my full trust. Or ever did.
Here via this link are a slew of posts at this Blog about this topic: http://pursuingperformanceblog.blogspot.com/search?q=”learning+styles”
But the key one within all of those is this one:
Yes Learners have learning style preferences – but it is the instructional/informational design that impacts learning – not that preference.
In fact I’ve heard/read that learning outside one’s preference improves learning – for a motivated learner – they have to work harder at it and thus learn it better.
Anyone have a handy reference/ link on that?
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