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Debunking Brain Myths: 10 Neuromyths Set Straight

Brain myths or neuromyths are common misconceptions about the brain, many relating to learning and education. Let's look at ten neuromyths that are still in circulation.


Belief in Learning Styles Myth May Be Detrimental

Many people, including educators, believe learning styles are set at birth and predict both academic and career success even though there is no scientific evidence to support this common myth, according to new research.


Ask Susan: Understanding Learning Styles

My son is in 5th grade. I have been helping him with his study work, but am afraid to force him to use ‘my’ methods. I always learned well with pictures, but what worked well for me might not work for him. How will I know what works for him, and what doesn’t?


Learning Principles More Important than Learning Styles

People not only learn at different rates, but also in different ways. Some students want their teacher or lecturers to write everything on the board. Others prefer to listen. Some like to sit in small groups and discuss a question; others like to listen to a lecture, translating it into pictures or doodles in their notebook. Such individual learning preferences are known as learning styles.


Beyond Learning Styles – Strengthening Learning Weaknesses

The term “learning styles” speaks to the understanding that every student learns differently. Technically, an individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which the student absorbs, processes, comprehends and retains information.


Learning Styles a Myth, British Researchers Say

"If your child comes home from school and says 'I'm a visual (or auditory or kinesthetic) learner' be concerned. Be very concerned," wrote Phil Revell in an article to the Times. "There is little evidence that approaches based on learning styles and learning cycles are valid."