Sunday, October 7, 2012

Learning Styles Don't Exist (Dr. Willingham)

This was the video where I first heard of Dr. Willingham.  It was startling to see how such a popular idea is so wrong.  But then I remembered that this is the field of education (and their pseudo-experts) we're talking about here, and the sense of shock wore off very, very quickly. The irony is that in this day of "data-driven" decisions, we ignore what the science says to go with our "popular" theories.

(Don't get me wrong, I do love education--it's just that the top of the education system is a complete mess and I think it's time for an overhaul THERE, rather than down at the teacher's level.  The troops are fine; it's the generals that need help.)

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