If you came of age in the late 1980s or later, chances are that you’ve been told that you are one of four types of learners: “visual, auditory, reading” or “kinesthetic.” Yet as Olga Khazan reports in The Atlantic, recent studies don’t support the conclusion that students necessarily learn better by using their preferred style. Lifelong learners everywhere will find Khazan’s conclusions eye-opening.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to identify different “learning styles” and
- Whether learning style preferences translate into better learning outcomes.
About the Author
Olga Khazan is a staff writer at The Atlantic and covers health, gender and science.