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Learning Styles - A Complete Myth

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The learning styles myth. Are you a visual learner? Or auditory or kinesthetic? Who cares - it's all a complete myth! What student doesn't know about learning styles? You've probably even taken a learning style quiz or questionnaire to confirm the best way for you to study and learn. Unfortunately, despite the concept of learning styles being around since the 1970's, the latest academic research now shows learning styles don't exist. Want to learn more? Check out the links below or simply Google 'learning styles myth' - and then start spreading the word! http://www.danielwillingham.com/learning-styles-faq.html https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/brain-based-learning-myth-versus-reality-testing-learning-styles-and-dual-coding/ http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/12/one-reason-the-learning-styles-myth-persists.html https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/motivate/201509/which-common-educational-myth-limits-student-achievement How SHOULD you study? Learn about the top 6 study strategies recommended by academic research here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPxSzxylRCI As always, if you'd like to learn more about best-practice memorization techniques for memorizing absolutely anything, head over to our website at https://www.memorize.academy for more one-of-a-kind video training. Join Memorize Academy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MemorizeAcademy
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Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
Check out the references in the description for the latest academic research about learning styles. And then tell me - what school, college or university can you find that's still teaching about learning styles?
Yeimmy Gomez (8 months ago)
I'd love to know more about those researches because, anyhow, pedagogical theories have been built upon it. Thanks
Khadija Amjad (2 days ago)
Learning styles are real or else no one would print it in the textbook
Memorize Academy (2 days ago)
What textbook are you referring to? What would it take to convince you otherwise?
phạm hoàn (27 days ago)
Or I like your channel too
Themika Thennakoon (1 month ago)
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Tara Sanders (3 months ago)
Hmmm....I'm trying to stay open minded here. What I'm hearing you say is that it should be called "learning preferences" instead of "learning styles." If that's the case, I still think these styles or "preferences" hold value for teachers. If I know most of my students prefer acting out an idea over listening about an idea, I need to take that into consideration, right? I've always identified as "intrapersonal" and that label does reflect my need for self reflection and processing of new ideas, so I don't think we can say learning styles are a "myth" per se, but a preference attained through experiences rather than a style we were born with.
Memorize Academy (3 months ago)
It's important to keep in mind that just because you have a preference for a certain approach, it doesn't mean it's the most effective way to learn. Check out the references in the description for more details.
Canyon Advisors (5 months ago)
I teach in the College of Education at one of the largest private, Christian universities in the country. I am constantly having to debunk the mis-information written into the curriculum for my courses. Thus...I'm out on the web looking for more information to help relay this message. Thanks for explaining this concept so clearly.
Memorize Academy (5 months ago)
Love your work, keep spreading the word :)
Arpan Ghimire (9 months ago)
Your animation is very good 👍
Memorize Academy (9 months ago)
Thanks :)
Beaner Schnitzel (1 year ago)
i was told i had a certain learning style 27 years ago, I never believed that this was the case, I did however, feel that the whole agenda was to explain away why we as a country are so behind and after reading Charlottes Iserbyts book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America which included the Dept of Educations agenda under former Pres Reagan, I was shocked and pretty pissed off, the powers that be intentionally keep the students conformed and unable to think for themselves using disgusting techniques which are too deep, read the book and be equally shocked, these learning styles bull crap are to profit and explain away the low reading levels, complete bull hockey
Yeimmy Gomez (8 months ago)
I'd love to hear from research, please
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
The widespread belief in learning styles certainly isn't restricted to the US. There're plenty of reasons why learning styles are still 'pushed' but I suspect part of it is also because there are a lot of commercial ventures invested in them, and those ventures are more motivated to talk them up than anyone else is to point out the lack of academic support for them.
Learning styles never help and are bullshit and a waste of time
Memorize Academy keep up the hard work
Memorize Academy nice video I subbed and ur other videos seem legit
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
A succinct summary of the video ;)
Oliver Manyemba (1 year ago)
May be it is not learning style but learning method. Whatever you call it there is need to develop an effective learning method that achieves learning out comes
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
That's what this video is all about - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPxSzxylRCI
Chris Gurrola (1 year ago)
A Billion Thank Yous : )
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
You're welcome Chris!
Allyyahh Arumpac (1 year ago)
all your videos are awesome. i love it 💓
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
Benjamin Bradshaw (1 year ago)
Solihull Sixth Form College although my teacher does acknowledge that there is no evidence to support this and the whole idea is built on a hunch
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
Yes, and a lot of people had a hunch the earth was flat too ;)
hind sight (1 year ago)
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
Crazy, right?
Marlo Martin (1 year ago)
Thanks for the video. I'm an Educator & Academic Facilitator myself. I do believe that if Learning Styles are facilitated correctly it can be beneficial in some way. Individuals actually have all learning styles, but just to a certain preference. And, for example, if I have high visual preference it doesn't mean I can't use auditory techniques. The problem I believe comes in when you put students in a box and say: "Well, you can only use visual techniques because you have high visual preference." That is wrong. In my case, I prefer to use different multiple study methods within all the different styles. I guess there are many people who agree or disagree with this topic. Thanks again for the video!
Gareth Gee (5 months ago)
Believe what you like. The research evidence shows no support for 'Learning Styles'. Research evidence is more important than whatever nonsense people might believe. 'Science is true, whether you believe in it or not!'
Ali Riley (1 year ago)
Hello, can you please post a link to the latest research that you have read? I am currently researching this topic myself. Many thanks
Marlo Martin (1 year ago)
Memorize Academy Yes I thoroughly agree. I'm in the same boat regarding the academic research. I've read the latest research on the strategies you are referring to in your other video. In my Study Skills classes that I present, I mainly focus on those strategies you share and Metacognitive Strategies. Metacognition is also a valuable topic. All the best!
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
There are definitely people on both sides of this topic, but I'll always side with what the weight of academic research supports :)
rabia r.rabi (1 year ago)
your videos are very very good
rabia r.rabi (1 year ago)
made more videos like that
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
If you're happy then I'm happy :)
Najmul Hoq (1 year ago)
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Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
Najmul Hoq (1 year ago)
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Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
There are subtitles in English :)
RAJIV TIWARI (1 year ago)
Consistent practicing is the key. :)
RAJIV TIWARI (1 year ago)
sorry for my English.
valanaba13 (1 year ago)
well im not good ar biology and dont like it but learning from it visually helps me understand it more..so is that a learng style?
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
No, that's not a learning style, it just means that in that particular circumstance learning visually helped
Allen Peker (1 year ago)
what do you mean of debunk?
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
It means learning styles is a false concept
Robert Reuter (1 year ago)
As far as I know, colleagues at my University (www.uni.lu) have been telling future teacher students about learning styles... and i guess this myth is hard to kill, because it sounds as if it could make sense, it acknowledges a "pedagogical no-brainer" that all kids are different, it values existing differences between people and it sounds like it's easy to implement and it probably helps to give kids access to the same "thing" in a variety of ways (but this helps all kids, irrespective of their supposed learning styles).
Robert Reuter (1 year ago)
by the way, one of my students will do his Bachelor Thesis (applied educational sciences) on "learning to learn"...
Robert Reuter (1 year ago)
but i now saw that you address some of these issues / reasons in your FAQ section on your webpage... :-)
Robert Reuter (1 year ago)
It would indeed be much easier to "kill this false idea" if it wasn't as easily linked to these best of intentions...
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
I agree with all those points Roberts - and learning styles are unfortunately taught with the best of intentions too.
Please Read My Name (1 year ago)
Hello can you a do a video on how to revise effectively for GCSEs please ❤️❤️❤️
Eve Targaryen (1 year ago)
Wonderful :D I love your video Thank you 😊
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
You're welcome!
When will we get more videos on your amazing course, "How to Memorize?"
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
All registered students will get an email notification.
Memorize Academy Can not wait! I expect great things considering the content already there! How will we be notified when more videos are added?
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
Coming very soon! Get ready for a deluge :)
George MacMillan (1 year ago)
I've learned to not believe every YouTube's opinion so... ye i don't believe you since you literally have no science behind it
George MacMillan (1 year ago)
Memorize Academy oh never noticed them. sorry man
Memorize Academy (1 year ago)
Check the references in the description ;)

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