The Myth of ‘Learning Styles’

 

  • Instead, the visual learners performed best on all kinds of tests. Therefore, the authors concluded, teachers should stop trying to gear some lessons toward “auditory learners.”
  • This doesn’t mean everyone is equally good at every skill, of course. Really, Willingham says, people have different abilities, not styles
  • Husmann says the most important thing, for anyone looking to learn something new, is just to really focus on the material—that’s what the most successful students from her study did.

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