When I was in college getting my teaching degree, we learned about teaching styles. You know, the differentiation in how people supposedly learn, for instance visual, auditory, kinesthetic, read/write, verbal, etc.
Turns out, the evidence for teaching styles isn’t all it’s claimed to be. That is, research suggests people do have preferences in their learning styles. But the bedrock of the learning styles approach is that teaching people in their preferred style improves the learning results and sadly there’s no evidence for that. [Read more…]