Presentations in medical education fail to inspire, engage, and inform; not for lack of effort or experience – but because we as educators focus too much on the what of the data rather than the so what of the story.
Learning styles do not exist. Er, well — they sort of — not really, might… It’s complicated. Learning style theory is built on the idea that we all have a primary learning style — visual, auditory, kinesthetic, verbal, etc (there are A LOT more, by the way). The theory goes one step further to propose that, if educators tailor their material to match these learning styles, learners will learn better.