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Think kids learn differently? Maybe not, USF researcher says

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From NPR:

"An entire industry has sprouted based on learning styles. There are workshops for teachers, products targeted at different learning styles and some schools that even evaluate students based on this theory.

"This prompted Doug Rohrer, a psychologist at the University of South Florida, to look more closely at the learning style theory.

"When he reviewed studies of learning styles, he found no scientific evidence backing up the idea. 'We have not found evidence from a randomized control trial supporting any of these,' he says, 'and until such evidence exists, we don't recommend that they be used.'"

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