Teaching Tip Tuesday: The Problem with “Learning Styles”

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Are you an auditory or visual learner? Or maybe a multi-modal learner? Learning styles are a popular concept in education, but studies on both student self-reporting of preferred learning styles and the efficacy of teaching specifically to those preferred learning styles indicate that — surprisingly — neither actually results in improved student learning outcomes.

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The Problem with “Learning Styles”