Learning styles are a myth

Do you think you’re a visual learner? You’re not. You’re also not an aural learner, or a kinesthetic learner, or a reading/writing learner. It’s all a sticky myth that doesn’t want to die.

There’s no credible evidence that learning styles exist. Students don’t benefit from learning in their preferred style.

I bought into the myth until earlier today, when I saw this video:

After that, I went hunting and found lots of evidence and articles that contradict this old belief.

After the initial mind-blown-ness wore off, I felt relief. I’ve always wondered what my learning style was, and not knowing stressed me out. “I keep reading all these books, but what if I’m a visual learner?!” So now it’s one less thing to worry about.

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