Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Don't Be a Tyrant!

A post from the Eide Neurolearning Blog from 2005.

The Tyranny of Thinking Styles

When some people hear the word "dog", they picture an image of a dog, while others see the printed word "d-o-g".

"It's worth our while to think more about the tyranny of our individual thinking styles, and the bias that can result if we don't consider how differently our students may think from us."

Thinking styles -- learning styles -- the point is, we all approach content differently. As teachers and instructional designers, what matters is that we keep this in mind and don't apply our own preferences as the sole method of presentation.

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