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Children aren't born with learning styles

from Newsweek

The idea that some kids pick up information better when it's presented visually, and others physically or by listening, is a myth that could rob children of opportunities to learn and a waste of parents' money, according to scientists. Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at the pervasiveness of myths about so-called learning styles. The authors of the study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology questioned what is known as psychological essentialism: The idea that the category something fits into is determined by a biological "truth" with a genetic basis. For instance, girls liking pink, pitbulls being violent, or visual learners only retaining information when it is presented to them in a specific way. more


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