Sending "Learning Styles" out of Style

What the research says about learning styles may be different than you think. A quick video gives an overview of the research to show how teaching to a pupil's learning style isn't necessarily an effective strategy. Use the video as a springboard to spark discussion among colleagues about why learning styles are important or not so important.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate during an in-service training to spark discussion 
Classroom Considerations
  • Meant as instruction for teachers, but the content is worth sharing with pupils
  • Expects teacher understanding of different learning styles
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Pros
  • Provides links to articles to support the research claims
  • Offers a discussion guide to facilitate a group dialogue
Cons
  • None