If you mention at a party that you think learning styles are a myth, fireworks may fly. (Trust me; I know.) People are very attached to this notion of preferred learning or representational styles, especially to the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic . For another point of view, listen to cognitive psychologist and neuroscientist Daniel Willingham talk about why he believes individual learning styles are mythical.
Dr. Willingham wrote Why Don't Students Like School? , a book I often recommend because it looks at several of these sacred cows of learning. (As Bob Kriegel says, Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers .)
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