– In the field of education, there is  an old but persistent myth about “learning styles.” According to this  assumption, people learn best when receiving information in accordance with their innate abilities. This idea was popularized through a good amount of books published by pseudo specialized businesses trying to sell teaching methods and programs related to this lucrative subject.

– Incredibly, in a recent international survey of teachers in the UK, China and other countries, as many as 96%! of the participants believed in the learning styles theory. However, very few studies have provided any evidence that people would have fixed inborn inclinations to learn better through specific ways. On the contrary, it would seems that everybody benefits from the different but complementary learning styles.



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