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Linked – “Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

This theory of learning styles is widely assumed to be true, not just in academia, but when it comes to technology training as well. I remain a skeptic of it, and current research continues to find no truth in it.

“Husmann and O’Loughlin don’t pull any punches in their conclusion. Their findings, they write – especially when considered in the context of past research – “provide strong evidence that instructors and students should not be promoting the concept of learning styles for studying and/or for teaching interventions. Thus, the adage of ‘I can’t learn subject X because I am a visual learner’ should be put to rest once and for all.”

Yet so many training programs use this as a basis, without any proof that it actually helps anyone learn anything. It’s no wonder there are so few effective training programs.

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

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