Learning Styles, continued

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Learning Styles, continued

A questionnaire has been devised to assist educators with identifying the learning styles of their audience. Although teaching methods cannot always be adjusted to accommodate everyone, it has been suggested that understanding learners' learning styles can assist in selecting instructional techniques and presentation activities.
It is important to note that the idea of learning styles—that each learner has their own style (mode) of learning and that learning outcomes will be improved if individuals learn in their particular mode—is highly controversial in education. In fact, many psychologists and cognitive scientists believe that learning styles are the biggest myth in education. Why? There is little scientific evidence to support that learning styles truly exist.
What most educators and cognitive scientists agree on is that individuals learn differently, and these differences should be taken into account by teachers. Learners may have a preferred way of learning, such as listening to a lecture or studying charts and graphs. However, little evidence indicates that learning outcomes will be poorer if students do not learn in their preferred mode.