Different learning styles challenge us to think differently and make our own methods more effective.
The vast majority of learning styles used in English Language Teaching were originally developed in other areas, such as psychology. In fact, ELT has a history of adapting research from other fields of study: the audio-lingual method was developed out of the behaviourist school of thought.
Learning styles have been thoroughly investigated in so far as there have been multiple studies carried out by a range of specialists in the field. However, as there is no infallible evidence of their existence, some feel research into learning styles has not gone far enough.
Learning styles have been categorised according to a variety of systems. Below are some of these systems with links to more information about them:
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