Here is a very interesting clip contesting the notion that teaching to different learning styles is effective. Thanks to ICT-Echo for the link.

Professor Daniel T. Willingham does not dispute that some people have better visual or auditry or kinaesthetic memories (for example) than others. What he does say – convincingly – is that this is not all that important for teaching: we do not always learn better in our strongest modality. So much depends on what it is to be learned,  but principally learning depends on creating meaning.

Good teaching is good teaching. We don’t need to adjust teaching styles to students’ learning styles if we are teaching for meaning.

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