Learning Styles can be helpful, but you also need to understand their limitations.
Welcome to Mind Tools' video learning series.
Learning Styles first became popular in the 1970s. They were an attempt to define how each of us learns best.
Many different models of Learning Styles were developed, but most have now been called into question. The main criticisms are that they're unscientific, inflexible, or ineffective.
But, they can still help us to understand how we might learn best – even if no single solution applies to every situation.
Understanding the way you learn allows you to make the most of your strengths, work on your weaknesses, and create the best conditions for learning. It can also help you to communicate with greater impact, and support other people's learning more effectively.