Flying poster by Andrea De Santis

Learning Styles are a myth. They are not backed up by psychological research.

Flying poster by Andrea De Santis

FLYING poster by Andrea De Santis (Italy)

 

People and institutions vehicle this hugely popular idea - such as the British Council on this website aiming at supporting teachers:

"Students learn better and more quickly if the teaching methods used match their preferred learning styles."

If you are setting yourself 2015 personal learning goals, do not lock yourself into visual, auditory, kinaesthetic or tactile categories. Teachers should encourage students and life long learners to remain curious and open for new ideas - instead of blaming a myth for lack of focus or motivation. So tell us, what are your new year resolutions? Do you feel learning styles helped you in the past? Are learning styles 'sooo' 2014?

 

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Logical Fallacy posters by Mark Allen

Are you interested in this topic + you want to indulge yourself with extra browsing time? You should check out the "LOGICAL FALLACY POSTERS" by Mark Allen - a beautiful collection of errors in reasoning. The one above represents the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy. The copy reads:

"When random results are selectively emphasized to appear as if they have meaning when they really don't because the results are contrived. This fallacy gets its name from haphazardly shooting at the side of a barn, then drawing a bulls-eye around certain bullet holes"

 

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Why this is awesome: 
An international survey found that 96% of teachers believed in the idea of Learning Styles.