Designers BEWARE: More Learning Styles "Crapola" on About.com


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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2 comments on “Designers BEWARE: More Learning Styles "Crapola" on About.com

  1. Pingback: T&D: Learning Styles Are Bogus | EPPIC - Pursuing Performance

  2. Pingback: L&D: My Learning Style Preference: Osmosis Learning | EPPIC - Pursuing Performance

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