What modality has been the predominant traditional way of learning?
Individuals have different methods of learning so there is no predominant method, but there is a predominant method of teaching to one modality. Generally, in teaching, visual and auditory are the primary methods of giving students information. [ This also links into the types of testing and the intelligences that are used in learning. We have a tendency to think that there is one type of
intelligence but there are 9 and these are not generally addressed in learning styles. Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard School of Education has developed the theory of multiple intelligences. Testing is only done with one intelligence and that is usually using the math intelligence. Because of this whole populations of students are forced into the box of using only one intelligence and their learning style/intelligences are discounted. This may cause the student to give up, drop out, or not be successful.
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