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ERIC Number: ED595102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
The Debate Rages On: Learning Styles--Fact or Myth
Soiferman, L. Karen
Online Submission
The debate on the validity of teaching students how to identify their own preferred learning style is not going to go away anytime soon as evidenced by the number of articles still being written about the topic. One can find numerous research studies that say students have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning and retaining information. These researchers theorize that one of the strategies that students can use in their studies to help them be more successful is to identify their preferred learning style. They go so far as to say that identifying learning styles is a valid source of information for learners that makes it easier for them to take in information. Of course, one can also find other studies that say the concept of learning styles is not valid and educators should stop perpetuating the myth that students have a dominant way that they learn. In light of the contradictory results, from these studies, it is hard to make an informed decision about the benefit of instructing students in how to identify their preferred way of taking in information. This report attempts to provide information to educators so that they can come to their own conclusion about the benefits of talking to their students about learning styles.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A