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Learning and the Brain

I heard this story from National Public Radio (NPR) on the morning of August 29.  Here is the link. The version you can listen to is different from what you can read.  And that is the point of the story. In summary, the idea of learning styles- auditory, visual, kinesthetic-turns out to have no scientific basis.  And learning is stronger when the same information is given in a variety of ways.  It helps with attention and retention. In my mind, I am trying to see the difference between “learning style” and “learning media”.  Students with visual impairment may have limited access to a variety of media.  However, teaching only to a student’s strongest media may limit their learning.  For example, giving a student everything auditorially because that is their strongest learning media, may impact their ability to pay attention and retain information.  Ensuring that students who primarily use auditory information...
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