Can you pass learning myths quiz?
learning myths from reality? asks NPR’s Anya Kamenetz. Go to the link to take a “learning myths quiz.” (I got a perfect score!)
Ulrich Boser, who runs the science of learning initiative at the Center for American Progress, surveyed Americans on their beliefs about learning. People know a lot of things that aren’t so, he found.
For example, 90 percent of respondents thought students should receive information in their own “learning style.”
“The idea that individuals have different learning styles, such as auditory or kinesthetic, is a pernicious myth,” writes Kamenetz. “Boser compares it to the flat-earth myth — highly intuitive, but wrong.”
Boser is the author of a new book, Learn Better.