Are You a Visual or an Auditory Learner? It Doesn’t Matter

“there’s no good scientific evidence that learning styles actually exist… instead of trying to transform a task to match your style, transform your thinking to match the task. The best strategy for a task is the best strategy, irrespective of what you believe your learning style is… don’t let your purported style be a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure or an excuse for resignation. “Sorry I mixed up the dates — I’m just not a linear thinker” is bunk. Likewise, don’t tell your child’s teacher that she is struggling in class because the teacher is not adjusting to her learning style… We are not constrained by our learning style. Any type of learning is open to any of us.” - NYT Opinion piece by Daniel T. Willingham, a psychologist at the University of Virginia.

Bruce Sheridan