Monday, August 29, 2011

Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely

An interesting common sense perspective on the importance of addressing learning styles. Fundamentally our brains are more alike than different, the article states. While they dispute the need to tailor material to individual learning strengths, the psychologists affirm that having variety (visual, auditory, hands on) is good for everyone's learning.
Of course, if there are distinct disabilities, physical or learning, that is a different situation. Nonetheless, I have privately held that at some point students should work on strengthening their weaknesses, rather than simply focusing on their strengths.

1 comment:

BJ said...

In the Special Education arena we have been told over and over to teach to a student's strengths. BJ Madewell