Learning style - is it a myth?
Updated: Jul 15, 2022
Last week, we wrote an article in the Fijitimes (27/6/22) challenging the widely held view that we all have our own unique "learning style". At university, we were taught that if students are presented information that is consistent with their learning style, they will learn better.
The purpose of this article is to highlight what the latest research says in this area. For instance, a student identified as a "visual learner" when presented with visual materials do not necessarily produce better educational outcomes. Understandably, this is contrary to the education wisdom that we may have acquired over the years.
We thought it was interesting to point out the kinds of education research taking place in this area. If anything, the data seems to suggest we are all types of learners at once rather than learners being divided into categories.
Here are some other articles:
1. The Myth of learning styles
2. Learning Styles: popular, but still a myth