This article debunks four myths about learning styles and includes suggestions for how multiple learning styles can be accepted and celebrated. The language around learning styles and multiple intelligences has diversified instructional styles in a great way, however, it has also brought about some misconceptions. A few examples of the myths addressed by the article are ‘students only benefit from learning in one specific style’ and ‘learning styles are the only way in which students differ.’
This article is a good starting point for parents and educators to deepen their knowledge about learning styles and how it influences students and personalization in the classroom and beyond. It is also ideal for teachers already fully involved in personalizing learning to think more deeply about how their current systems may or may not be negatively affecting students.
Source Organization: Getting Smart