The Learning Styles Myth

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked, in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth. As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles. Ideas such as banging out rhythms to help memorize multiplication tables, or using Legos to teach fractions were applauded during college as the right way to reach all learners. So color me shocked to find scientific articles and peer reviewed sources that fully suggest “The concept of different ‘learning styles’ is one of the greatest neuroscience myths.” But how did colleges and countless academic resources get it so wrong?

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