The Biggest Myth In Education

You are not a visual learner - learning styles are a stubborn myth. Part of this video is sponsored by Google Search.

Special thanks to Prof. Daniel Willingham for the interview and being part of this video.
Special thanks to Dr Helen Georigou for reviewing the script and helping with the scientific literature.
Special thanks to Jennifer Borgioli Binis for consulting on the script.
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Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2008). Learning styles: Concepts and evidence. Psychological science in the public interest, 9(3), 105-119. - ve42.co/Pashler2008

Willingham, D. T., Hughes, E. M., & Dobolyi, D. G. (2015). The scientific status of learning styles theories. Teaching of Psychology, 42(3), 266-271. - ve42.co/Willingham

Massa, L. J., & Mayer, R. E. (2006). Testing the ATI hypothesis: Should multimedia instruction accommodate verbalizer-visualizer cognitive style?. Learning and Individual Differences, 16(4), 321-335. - ve42.co/Massa2006

Riener, C., & Willingham, D. (2010). The myth of learning styles. Change: The magazine of higher learning, 42(5), 32-35.- ve42.co/Riener2010

Husmann, P. R., & O'Loughlin, V. D. (2019). Another nail in the coffin for learning styles? Disparities among undergraduate anatomy students’ study strategies, class performance, and reported VARK learning styles. Anatomical sciences education, 12(1), 6-19. - ve42.co/Husmann2019

Snider, V. E., & Roehl, R. (2007). Teachers’ beliefs about pedagogy and related issues. Psychology in the Schools, 44, 873-886. doi:10.1002/pits.20272 - ve42.co/Snider2007

Fleming, N., & Baume, D. (2006). Learning Styles Again: VARKing up the right tree!. Educational developments, 7(4), 4. - ve42.co/Fleming2006

Rogowsky, B. A., Calhoun, B. M., & Tallal, P. (2015). Matching learning style to instructional method: Effects on comprehension. Journal of educational psychology, 107(1), 64. - ve42.co/Rogowskyetal

Coffield, Frank; Moseley, David; Hall, Elaine; Ecclestone, Kathryn (2004). - ve42.co/Coffield2004

Furey, W. (2020). THE STUBBORN MYTH OF LEARNING STYLES. Education Next, 20(3), 8-13. - ve42.co/Furey2020

Dunn, R., Beaudry, J. S., & Klavas, A. (2002). Survey of research on learning styles. California Journal of Science Education II (2). - ve42.co/Dunn2002


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    Suyanshi SinghSuyanshi SinghMinutt siden
  • I think that your do called debunked evidence is biased because there are so many factors that you are not disclosing about those studies. Just because we present your study in a way that supports your argument doesn't make it true and it doesn't make the opposite false. For example are those people in the study whose study methods don't match their learning styles aware off what best study methods for their learning styles? Are they using them correctly? Are the test topics within the student's capacity for understanding? if the topic is beyond you, it doesn't matter what your learning style is, it won't help you. Are there any student's with learning disabilities in those studies? Studying with your learning style makes a far bigger impact for these students who don't have a learning disability. This video is a load of rubbish. You have left out way too much important Info that impacts your results.

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  • @Veritasium this is your best video produced

    Pyro JacksonPyro Jackson24 minutter siden
  • So they wanna bring common core sh@t global just let everyone learn their own way!

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  • I think the substance starts only from 8:30 onwards

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  • i think you can be right, doesnt matter how do you receive the information, because the hard part is how do you relate the information and retain it

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  • Iʻm SOOOOOO GLad you did this one!!! Science teacher here - I have been introduced to VARK since I was in college 15 yrs ago, but as a teacher when I looked into I found a handful at that time of studies disputing it, and since then I have been the lone voice in the wilderness saying "letʻs look for evidence to support this" ..

    Christopher CastagneChristopher CastagneTime siden
  • i thought visual learning implied that you learned better by seeing than written/verbal instructions, no?

    calvin yoocalvin yooTime siden
    • They are lying search common core amd you will now who is this youtube channel s master

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  • So true, even when I was watching this, when he asked people about if they learn better with just text or just images, i was like...I think im both.

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  • I think you had another video about the 3x+1 problem where the different pathways for each number were represented visually, with one turning clockwise by 20 degrees if the next number was even or counter clockwise if it was odd, and the result was a kind of coral pattern. These kinds of discoveries are things that might drive people to change their minds about the confirmation bias of 'learning styles' - e.g they don't think they can do mathematics because it is too logical, but they haven't discovered the incredible visual patterns that exist within mathematical formulae, or how they might be converted into sounds. I remember being put into an art class because I wasn't performing well enough in a maths class (at the time art was for low performing students, or prodigies).

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  • Thanks for debunking

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  • People are talking about a Google sponsorship...wait til it's NOcds

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  • Instructional designer here. Instead of learning styles, the current trend is Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which incorporates aspects of multimedia learning in its principal of multiple means of representation.

    Amy PinkertonAmy Pinkerton2 timer siden
  • Everyone’s learning style is struggle, have to struggle to really understand something

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  • Asking Jeeves about this 'Google Search' you speak of.

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  • As a teacher I agree with your conclusion about multimedia teaching being optimal. I do have an issue with 2 misconceptions you seem to have about learning styles. 1: You seem to be under the impression that educators are attempting to only educate students in one specific way, the way that is in accordance with their learning style. I can't speak for older teachers but having just finished an education program, I was taught to take individual learning styles into account but also to utilize all of them and encourage students to use styles that they aren't familiar/comfortable. This may be a newer strategy to combat the narrow focus on specific learning styles that you described. 2: All of the examples of tests you described were isolated situations where the subjects only had to take a single exam. Your conclusion of learning styles having no impact may be correct in that situation. However, think about how the student's preference could affect factors like how motivated they are and whether or not the lesson catches their attention. There are students who will be excited and motivated whenever there are videos/visual demonstrations. There are others that will find these things boring and won't pay attention because they don't want to. These factors aren't accounted for in your tests. As you stated, learning styles don't have a scientific origin but I do believe there are aspects of the learning styles strategy that do have important applications in the classroom.

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  • For me I feel I need a mix of picture and explanation, a picture without an explanation I cannot make sense of, and an explanation without a picture sounds like nonsense

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  • I think one thing this video misses is exactly what it tries to emphasize: preference. Like, can I memorize a list of objects if someone says them out loud to me? Yeah, I can probably get most of them. But I will also, without a doubt, be bored out of my mind ten minutes into an hour-long lecture and be unable to make myself concentrate hard enough on the words to commit them to memory. With a textbook, on the other hand, I can take notes for several hours without stopping or losing concentration - because I like reading, and I don't like listening to people talk slowly. My boyfriend's the other way - give him a textbook and he'll fall right asleep (and to be honest, he's not the strongest reader so it takes him multiple passes to understand most concepts), but give him a cool demonstration and he'll be totally engrossed. So it's not necessarily that our brains can only do one or the other if we focus really hard, it's that we LIKE something more and so it keeps our attention long-term when there's not an immediate reward/consequence (like there is in a study). And honestly, looking at study strategies seems like a pretty poor way to judge how someone actually enjoys or succeeds at learning. I don't think I know anyone who would say that their study strategies are well thought-out and maximally effective. I usually just go on quizlet the morning of a quiz and hope someone's made flashcards for whatever it is I need to know or frantically scroll through my notes tbh

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  • My issue with schooling is and was the application of the so called learning material when an example applied was with a poor explanation given or no explanation and the majority of times it was > null , And because this might mean TEACHING beyond the drone program and Teachers are forbidden from this.

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  • I mean, I literally am tho. I have aphantasia.

    Nick LeeNick Lee4 timer siden
  • focussed on my teaching style. I am glad to know now, that it didn't make a difference in the first place.

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  • This video was interesting but scientifically dubious. See other commenters.

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  • 4:44 Is she a trans?

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  • but i am a very visual person, sure i can also pick something up with auditory learning but in truth i need to have a visual for things that i’m learning or that are asked of me (like what you want to do in excel or how to make something)

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  • tl;dr Learning styles are dumb because information theory

    Scott ChristensenScott Christensen7 timer siden
  • okay but what if you‘re neurodivergent and have things like ADHD

    marsh donnellymarsh donnelly8 timer siden
  • There's credit to the learning styles. I am great with hands on and visual but I'me okay with the rest. Great in some circumstances. Even when I speak I see the things I am talking about. When someone is speaking to me I see what they are saying. Perhaps my strong belief in me being a visual/hands on learner has me tuning out when it's none visual/ hands on learning.

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  • I am not surprised so many teachers believe this. When i got my teachers degree in the Netherlands there was a whole class dedicated to this. The class came with a 200+ page book we had to read too. Everything in this class was simply taught as if true, its validity never even came up or was questioned. Only about 2 years ago i found out it had no scientific foundation.

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  • Pretty sure I’m a visual learner. I’m deaf.

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  • desirable difficulties, spaced repetitions,

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  • Maby You're just to blue ;)

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  • I would argue that in the test with the pictures, it's less learning and more so simply memory retention. That's why those who used a specific memory strategy performed better.

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  • I always thought I was a tactical learner

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  • I'm good at everything

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  • I've always found that I can learn... or really, I should say *retain*, knowledge better if I write it down. I've also noticed some instances where I would be able to recall the exact position of information on the page when it was brought up on an exam. However, I won't say that this is the only way that I learn. I do sometimes use visual aides to assist my understanding, and I do wonder if that may relate to my disinterest in reading? One of my favorite examples of this is how I read Steve Wozniak's biography (iWoz), and even though his creations were explained quite well on the page, I really enjoyed all the photos included around the middle of the book. Ultimately, I'd rather see something that's real rather than have someone try to describe it and have me create an interpretation.

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  • Of course they remembered more the second time you showed them? I’m so thankful to have Derek tell me what I am 😂

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  • How do you identify youre hungry? I dont I just assume

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  • Sponsored by GOOGLE SEARCH?

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  • It seems like the best teaching method is one that the US Army has been using for a long time. Using methods that match the type of subject being learned and using a ton of repetition as well as memory strategies. Yes the Army loves is acronyms and the reason for it is they work. And then there is the unpopular thing among the education community of there are just some paths you're not able to take. For example, someone who scores average or slightly below average on the ASVAB cannot take classes in Satcom. No amount of learning/teaching styles will help someone to learn in that field if they're just not at that level of learning.

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  • A is for "picture of an apple" Yup, not a visual learner.

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  • I used to dislike this guy. But I seriously don't know why. He's actually dope. I probably watched a vid that made me feel duped or something. Anyway. If you see this Keep at it man. Love your videos

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  • Send this to every education minister in the world.

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  • I would say I am all of them.

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  • Is this "unscientific test" even that strongly related to the topic? Memorization of images or words aren’t what I associated with word “learning”. This is short term memory processing, and not the acquisition of a skill or the understanding a mechanism. Maybe this was just added to fill up the airtime in the video and give it an “engaging vibe”, but to me this undermines your message and makes me question the conclusion.

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  • Heres the thing tho.. in all these tests.. people are being tested right after learning.. essentially cramming. When Im cramming for short term memory, I find the style doesnt matter but the memory strategy does. Mnemonic and stories and such, esp if the test is just a list of things to remember. If I want to remember something long term and really understand it.. and it was all text books or lecture.. i truly feel like it would not happen for me. I need to either see diagrams or preferably physically take part in what i was learning for it to stay long term in my mind. This is not to say that this video is wrong or right or that styles do or do not exist.. i just feel like these tests need to be on more long term memory. See how much someone truly understands versus just quickly remembers.

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  • I am a free-style learner

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  • Hands on!

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  • I'm in the process of doing my National Board Certification, and the "learning styles" theory is still touted by National Board as an essential way to differentiate instruction for students. You'd think a national authority on pedagogy would have noted this and adjusted their material, but they haven't. It definitely made me question the Board's authority in identifying higher quality teaching, because this theory has been proven to be unsupported by research. Teacher training programs and many teacher evaluation systems still use this unsubstantiated pedagogy. It's frustrating as a teacher to constantly hear that my instruction should be data-based, but the institutions that evaluate us do not use criteria that are data and research based.

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  • ...Uhhhh....SORRY....YOU are WRONG !!!........

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  • Crazy that there really is no evidence for learning styles. In my high school ASL class, we had to take the learning styles test, and if we did not get visual as our highest learning style, we were recommended to drop the class because "non visual learners will struggle with ASL because it is a highly visual language" ( I disagree with that statement, but that is what we were told). I scored 33%, 33% and 34% on the learning styles test meaning I was 33% visual, 33% auditory and 34% kinesthetic, and I was told ASL was not for me. However, I took the class anyways, and did perfectly fine. Sad to see that some people who probably would've done decent in ASL, told that they should not take the class because their supposed learning style did not match.

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  • I learn faster when I'm broke.

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  • Didn’t know I was a auditory learner til first year of college. High school was a horrible experience.

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    • @ToonsOf Fun no. you’re assumption is completely wrong. See I took college a class in high school cuz I needed the credits. Happened to be psychology. The teacher referred me to person who had me take a test. Auditory and memory based learner.

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    • Well you had lectures in High school aswell maybe shorter thats all. I would asume you came to that conclusion because you study things you are actually interested in at uni. You will therefore pay more attention and come to the false conclusion e.g thinking you are a auditory learner. Also you have to pay for uni (opportunity cost and loans) so you are "forced" to focus more aswell.

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  • For me it comes down to writing notes, listening, watching and doing. Having gone through chemo therapy my brain does not seem to work like it used to, it seems ADHD is causing me issues these days but the same way I learn best is the way I indicated.

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  • I think stiles do exist, and the problems is that most teachers use a maximum of two(usually reading/writing and auditory) when they teach. All of the styles need to be used for a better engagement with the students.

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  • In my school, the teachers always tried to engage all four learning styles during a lesson, which frankly was super helpful, but only because it meant we had to engage our brains in a variety of ways while learning a new topic, which made the information stick really well.

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  • Involvement is the key :)

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  • As an University Professor (I teach Physics) I find this topic very relevant, the video is great and I also liked that you took the time to mention how society as a whole pays the price for unfounded strategies and policies. We should seek what works not what fits our personal philosophy. How to know if something works? The Scientific Method (SM) states that you should search for any evidence that contradicts your hypothesis not the one the favors it. This is so basic and so applicable to everyday life that I really believe SM should be taught as early as possible in school. But I am not American so I don't know how your school system works.

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  • and, plenty of things have been accepted in to education with ZERO research or factual evidence to support them.

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  • in order to be a visual learner, that falls in the category of trained visual observer. same with auditory. each of these are the same in that one must train their brain to take in information this way. it is the same with any learning or observation method i also believe that combining multiple input methods increases learning ability to some degree.

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  • as someone with adhd, that memory test looks like a nightmare lol. the reason i consider myself a visual is because if i cant look back to what what was just said, i literally will not remember it. i need a visual support to be able to tie in the first part that was taught with the second part

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  • I used to teach math. I didn't focus on learning styles (kinda hard to do, given the topic). What I did do was focus on engaging with existing knowledge, giving clear, step-by-step instruction, and give students the chance to immediately confirm their knowledge. Mental engagement with immediate feedback. A silent classroom was treated as a confused classroom.

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  • I don’t feel like I’m any of Vark… I learn best when I talk about and apply the information I’m given. It doesn’t have to be hands on. I just need to dissect the information I’m given in any format verbally out load or in writing. One strategy I use I work if I don’t understand something is I write a blog on it to explain it. Things click more when I’m writing to explain it.

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  • I think this topic is much larger than you were able to cover in this short video. I don't have an opinion on learning styles, but I know that a lecturer presenting information, with visual and verbal details, doesn't stick very well for me. If I'm able to have a to and fro with the educator to discuss my understanding of the topic, and accept corrections and criticisms, I do much better. My point being, information repeated back is memory, answering an exam question is memory, but learning requires integration of information to become knowledge and understanding, and I believe that can only happen through to-and-fro discussion and critical thinking. Practical use of knowledge is then another skilll. Also important to remember that you can only form knowledge from information available to you, the integrity of which should always be questioned. I still fall back to my favourite interpretation of wisdom, the only thing I know is that I know nothing.

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  • Repetition learner

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  • learning styles dont exist... the horror

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  • People love to make associations. Even if they don't exist

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  • im type 5 - terrible learner

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  • Learning styles have to do with our personalities too. When I say I am a visual learner it means that I like to get all the information at once on one plate, allowing me to choose the order in which I will be learning different parts of it myself. It also gives me a chance to learn things in comparison. No lecture allows me to choose the preferred order or can present 2 things at once for me to easily compare, which simply results in me losing all interest and falling asleep. But some get overwhelmed when all the information is not split into small portions and is loaded into one diagram without a clear order in which it's meant to be digested. Those people would enjoy a lecture way more. It's not about the sensory channel, it's about the characteristics of each channel that we either like or dislike.

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  • Interesting. I'm not really sure what my preferred learning style is, but I know it isn't auditory. Not because I'm incapable of learning by listening, but rather because listening to someone drone on for an hour or so becomes white noise.

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  • Commenting this before watching the video. I am a mix of all. I have to read, write, listen, and see. I'm in a good university and I have always felt inferior because I need to do so many things before I learn. I envy people who just listens, just watches, etc. but I found a way that works for me and that's all that matters.

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    • OMG IM NOT AN IDIOT. I am so happy rn. I am actually so happy. So this is what it feels like to have your insecurity disproved!

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  • Just so I’m understanding this, the video was basically all about confirmation bias?

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  • Google is the LAST search engine to use if you want accurate, reliable, and unbiased information.

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  • As a computer engineering student I feel like they are all important. While taking lectures I listen to the professor but I also need to read slides with both written informations and graphic explanations (of algorithms or circuit architecture for example) and to highlight or write note about additional things. Then is fundamental doing exercises as practice is the only way to internalize a great amount of informations

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  • Google search got caught admitting bias and censorship since 2016…

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  • I'm no research scientist, but the tests cited seemed straight up BAD. VARK could be way off, but these tests claiming to "put a nail in the coffin" of learning styles aren't even remotely conclusive. For example, only testing college students all with the same anatomy major in the same school is an aggressively biased sample. It's like an ostrich with their head in the sand claiming light is a myth. Where are the self starting entrepreneurs? The high school drop outs that succeeded teaching themselves but couldn't learn in class to save their lives? Those on the autistic spectrum with completely different learning styles, pretty much by definition? Children, that haven't been completely inculcated with public school's style of teaching? Dyslexics? ESL students that literally have to write out recorded lessons and translate them word by word(my dad)? Savants with 80 IQ that learn and play songs with a single hearing? Others that see a scene once and can draw it with near perfect accuracy? Those with speech problems? ADHD? I know genius level IQ people that can't focus on text for more than a couple sentences but can ace all their tests by using their other faculties. My two kids(one of which is autistic) with nearly identical DNA learn with stubbornly different styles. You really only need one example to prove the existence of something, and there's clearly so many more than one. Educators and parents(probably) overwhelmingly believe in styles, because they see day after day the exact same education styles failing to teach kids with the same effectiveness. They also see, different styles of teaching have gigantic results in improving learning for various struggling students. What is every tutor using a basketball analogy doing, if not using a different learning style to help a student who failed to grasp what they heard, or read? I'd love for teaching styles to be a myth. I'd have so much more hair, and less gray ones too. The fact is the same style of teaching doesn't work for all people. Period. I'd argue there isn't even a convincing alternative explanation if "learning styles is a myth". Reading text isn't necessarily "auditory" as the example test suggests(completely invalidating those results). A visual learner could be painting pictures with the words more than listening to their own voice in their head reading the text. Clearly there's also more abstract, spatial, emotional, narrative and conceptual ways that brains work with beyond the standard auditory, visual, and kinesthetic, not to mention interest and ability to focus, none of which have been accounted for in these "studies". Just having a preference for one style also might not be competitive with learning in multiple styles, and this could account for poor results on the tests looking to isolate more absolute preferences. They could be more of a blended style spectrum to account for deficits and be confusing test results(like someone who struggles with reading could be compensating with higher aptitude, logical thought experimentation, listening closely to the lecture, and/or tons of extra rote work). This, however, in no way invalidates the examples of clear preference, and certainly doesn't take into account neural plasticity creating the possibility of compensating for preference over time. I can verbally tell my dad 100 times(literally) how to do something on the computer. I can show him visually 100 times(literally) how I do something on the computer. He will never learn it unless I sit him down, and physically make him go through the steps himself by hand. Email, googling, even math(he was a math major). He will, no joke, rewrite exactly what I show him before he can get it. Then he can get it immediately. He's a kinesthetic boomer. It's not confirmation bias. I don't want this to be true. He just is. I wish to God I could just send him video, or tell him what to do over the phone. A literal lifetime of trying every other way has stacked the evidence that he truly has a learning style, and he's not even close to being the only one. It's not a double blind study, but it's closer to a case study than an anecdote. Proving the existence of different learning styles really only requires one example. I've given many. They may not all fall cleanly into VARK's categorical preferences, and clearly we have much to learn about the human brain, but problems with VARK's limitations in no way invalidates clear evidence for learning styles generally.

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  • I think the learning styles "myth" most likely comes from more people being neurodivergent then we knew before. Because when you'r neurodivergent learning in some ways is almost impossible. It's all about the different ways our brains work. I know a lot of people that have auditory processing disorder as well as other things that could fall under the Neurodiversity umbrella that could fit with the learning styles myth.

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  • I can learn from all 4 but it depends on the subject which works best.

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  • The thing is, learning isnt memorising (at least it shouldn’t be) its understanding, this test was for memorising things that have no reason or rhyme, so its going to be completely different to understanding, therefore this isnt a good experiment. People have a harder time repeating information that doesnt make sense then actually understanding a concept and then explaining it in their own words

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  • what if i learn better with both verbal and visual demonstration?

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  • "What kind of learner are you?" Lazy.

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  • I was really surprised that my learning style test showed me to be equal parts visual and auditory: I'm an art major with excellent visual memory and spacial reasoning, and I have auditory processing disorder which means there's a significant lag in the time it takes me to understand what I'm hearing, and I often can't understand or remember subtle auditory details like what different accents sound like or what the tune of a song I've heard once recently is. I'm not incompetent with auditory stuff: my pronunciation in languages I'm practiced in is very good and I've played music for years and can sing very well, but it is more difficult for me and takes much more effort than it should, normally.

    AsterismosAsterismosDag siden
  • I’m a professional educator. We aren’t taught VARK to learn to tailor instruction to individual students. We learn VARK as a metric to determine the effectiveness of a lesson. When possible, a lesson should hit all 4 modalities. Essentially what you call the Multimedia Effect is VARK to teachers. It’s basically just a way to maintain a diversity of approaches to the material, which objectively makes it more engaging.

    Joshua WillisJoshua WillisDag siden
  • Encouraging critical thinking while also supporting Google as a trustworthy source for true and _unbiased_ information? Wow, my respect for this channel just fell about three pegs.

    RuiluthRuiluthDag siden
  • my brain will take the information when it wants to so i can't put my hand into this convo

    ChizuChizuDag siden
  • I always suspected that there were no thing like learning styles, or at least not for me. I remember many times, when asked, I would answer that this subject would be easier to learn if someone explained it to me while other times I would say that I would learn better if I saw it visually. I never managed to decide what kind of learner I was.

    Eivind KvitbergEivind KvitbergDag siden
  • Parents in India- Slaps are the best teaching strategy.

    Shiv ChauhanShiv ChauhanDag siden
  • i learn by taking notes - like, if i don't write it down I will 100% never remember that thing, and i need to write every single word to able to internalize it. don't know what tipe of learner does that makes me

    Rubi MRubi MDag siden
  • i learnt this in NLP 15 years ago - except i dont remember the wRighting bit

    Lance PattinsonLance PattinsonDag siden
  • I don't quite like the test. Learning is not the same as remembering.

    Songs From the Lake's HeadSongs From the Lake's HeadDag siden
  • Hear the info, write it in your own words, study your written notes for tests: BOOM! You’ve passed!

    kimber Leekimber LeeDag siden
  • Visual learner? Some concepts are too complex to be accompanied by visual material. But, of course, even the retarded kids should be thoroughly educated, hence this video.

    Matko DorisMatko DorisDag siden
  • It seems like everyone is a visual learner & I'm over here being an auditory learner lol

    AlondraAlondraDag siden
  • google search is controversial

    Michael ceeMichael ceeDag siden
  • Stress. I'm extremely good at memorizing stuff when stressed. That's why I've always studied 1 o 2 days before the exams and sometimes I even get honors.

    Juanma JgJuanma JgDag siden
  • The biggest myth, is "how to _learn_ more." Truth is... most people aren't raised to "learn properly." You can't teach an adult to be inquisitive. Same; you can't teach an adult to "learn." Kids~> must be raised in an environment to "know _how_ to learn."

    Steven FulmerSteven FulmerDag siden
    • Metacognition is the word for it for those wondering

      Salty DragonSalty Dragon13 timer siden
  • Years ago I came to the conclusion that the teachers are key in learning material. When I was thought Pi by our math teacher, he gave up teaching that year. Not until 10 years ago I saw a gif displaying how Pi really works, it was the first moment it clicked. I memorized the Pi number, knew what it was used for to calculate it. But never really understood the core principle behind it. Mr Mars (still remember the math teachers name to this date) decided the loud kids in the room were reason for him to cross his arms and read a book till class was over for the entire year. Most people I talked with that had a good teacher still remember them, had better study results and got further with their study. Unfortunately great students get great teachers, while students that have trouble learning often end up with the teachers that should not teach and do not have good skills.

    Rogier DikkesRogier DikkesDag siden
  • Wether you learn something or pay attention to what taught or not is your choice, and can be based on your mood that day. I think being taught in your prefered larning style, even if it doesn't help, it's our PREFERENCE. meaning we will make a conscious choice to pay attention and learn better if we are taught in our PREFERRED lerning style. So keep teaching and learning!

    Khallilia GrayKhallilia GrayDag siden
  • For me, I don't learn if I write on paper or do something(like for example a test in chemistry). But audio- and visual teaching makes me learn something well. I also learn almost as well when writing on computer. I don't think learning as remembering, but as understanding the subject and having the ability to utilize the subject in something useful.

    Tommuli HaudankaivajaTommuli HaudankaivajaDag siden
  • this is really flawed uh 'test'

    Mohd YusoffMohd YusoffDag siden