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Learning Styles

Should academic faculty be expected to teach reading skills? Masters degree in college teaching.

Should academic faculty be expected to teach reading skills?  Most departmental faculty will say "No"; most will say that reading should be taught in K-12, and that the college professor's job is to teach course content.  I think they're wrong.  What do you think?

Here's another question: Suppose you agree with me.  Now what?  How do we get faculty buy-in?

I recently became aware of a program that aims to do just that:

The Myth of Learning Styles?

Peter DeWitt closes his most recent EdWeek Blog by stating, "For many years, educators, including me, were under the false notion that there were learning styles. It's harmful if we box students into one way of learning, because that creates a one-size-fits-all mentality. However, offering different ways of learning is really helpful to students because they need to take in information in a variety of ways."  

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