You know all of that research into “learning styles,” whether a child is a visual learner or an auditory learner or whatever? Well, we are finding that, while there is an element of truth to it, attending to such things does not seem to matter much in children actually learning more. The key factor in learning is grasping meaning, a concept that evades any of these sensory approaches. (While cultivation of meaning is what classical education is all about.)
Still more vindication of classical education
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About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.