Do you believe in unicorns? It’s a safe bet that you don’t. After all, unicorns are a myth, and everyone knows it. But what about “learning styles,” the idea that each person is a certain kind of learner, and learns best when material is delivered to them in their own preferred style of learning? The concept of learning styles has been around since the first half of the 20th century. It has had its ups and downs in terms of popularity, but it still hangs around despite the fact that the vast majority of scientific research on the topic has pretty soundly debunked it.
I was cleaning out my basement and found the notes and articles I’d kept from my last college degree. Just by the fact that I kept these notes you have probably guessed that I was an eager student. I did my readings (most of the time), studied hard, and engaged fully in my classes.
Topics: learning retention, application