Thursday, December 11, 2014

R u a l-brain learner? < Forget it!

There are some very important lessons to be learned in this article from the NYT. It turns out that we need to UNLEARN quite a bit of conventional wisdom about studying, learning, and teaching.

"Take the notion that children have specific learning styles, that some are “visual learners” and others are auditory; some are “left-brain” students, others “right-brain.” In a recent review of the relevant research, published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a team of psychologists found almost zero support for such ideas.
...Ditto for teaching styles..."


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