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Learning Styles: Going, Going, Almost Gone

Recent studies find that the scientific research on learning styles is weak and unconvincing.

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Learning styles theory, although not on the rocks of full discredit, is in the dangerous shoals of scientific questioning. Research during the past five years has undermined the validity of learning styles—a popular belief that people learn best through a particular "modality" such as hearing, seeing, or manipulating objects, and that training should accommodate people's learning st

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