Learning Styles: Saying Goodbye to a Shibboleth of Instructional Design

If you gave a prize for the most intuitively appealing idea in education, it would probably go to the theory of “learning styles.” The gist of the theory is simple: it asserts that each person has a mode of delivery through which they learn most effectively—a standard taxonomy of such modes is “verbal,” “visual,” “kinesthetic,” “auditory,” and “logical,” but there are several variants—and this preferred mode, or style, of learning is different for different people.

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