NeuroThursday is back in action with a discussion of learning styles in the classroom – particularly the now-classic split between visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. How meaningful is the whole idea?
A quick #NeuroThursday this week about "learning styles." Traditionally divided into visual, auditory, and kinesthetic but how much do they matter? pic.twitter.com/FBUtjOy4Hb
— Benjamin C. Kinney (@BenCKinney) December 8, 2017
2 thoughts on “Learning Styles”
I have been fighting this concept my entire teaching career. Teachers just don’t want to admit that there might not be much to this theory. And considering the teacher education has been largely focused on the idea of learning styles being important for about 15 to 20 years now, I can understand why many don’t want to let go of it.
The problem is kids have been trained on this too, so they think that if they’re not getting things in their preferred style that they are actually being taught effectively. This causes lots of problems in the classroom.
Meant to say “… aren’t being taught…”