Here is why knowing your preferred learning style
is so important.
Traditionally, academic subjects have been taught
in ways that largely emphasise two of these intelligences
– Linguistic and Logical Mathematical –
through lectures and logically formatted books and
courses. So students who are naturally strong in these
forms of intelligence will perform comparatively well
in school.
And since Mathematical and Linguistic Intelligences
are also the basis for IQ tests, IQ tests have become
reasonably good predictors of school success –
because that's the way children will be taught! It
is a selffulfilling prophecy – and indeed a
selfperpetuating system as teachers will also have
done well in the same school system.
But a moment's reflection will show that IQ tests
are not necessarily good predictors of success in
relationships, of economic success, of happiness or
success in life generally.
