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"Good teaching is good teaching": Professor Daniel Willingham talks about why learning styles are a myth

Posted Aug 15 2010 12:00am

0677845-R1-007-2_a 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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