From the article: Learning Styles - The Controversy
A controversy has been brewing for years about whether or not students have a preferred style of learning. Are they visual, auditory, tactile-kinesthetic, or a combination? There is no scientific evidence that learning styles make any difference at all in the classroom. What do you think? We want to hear your opinion on the learning styles controversy. Share Your Opinion
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- I am a visual learner. Diagrams/visual aids, videos, outlines, group discussion with flip charts are all good for me. Reading a book & learning anything (comprehension) in my early years - not so successful. I'm better at this now. I finally developed, found, learned alternative to reading per say (spelling still not great) - group study with visual aid and verbal discussion/ videos, charts, etc. My reading comp is much better in my later years. I don't worry about what the academics want to call it or whether it is a true science. I suspect that since no one has found a analytical method to measure it yet that some academic/scientist types will always try to debunk it and call it pseudo or junk science. I know what works for me, most of the time - visual learning. Please explain why I would post this on Facebook. I do not have a Facebook account and do not want one. You may post it on your account if you like.
- —Guest Phil Jackson
- A student's motivation to learn is more fundamental than defining categories. An instructor that is aware of and open to different ways of learning will allow a motivated student to find what is their most successful form. For an unmotivated student learning styles become irrelevant. The challenge is for the instructor to motivate and facilitate the student. "Education is not filling a pail but of lighting a fire." (unk)
- Certainly each individual has own learning style but cant say only visual, auditory/ kinesthetic. It depands what kind of task and aim is expected by the learner then that kind of need superceeds in learning.
- —Guest Dr Rubeen