Learning Differences

Morpheus: ‘I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one who must walk through it’ —The Matrix (Film)

About a month ago I was pondering how I might deliver lecture content in ways that might address learning differences.  I came across a YouTube presentation that appealed to my scientific training.  The presentation was by a Professor Daniel Willingham who is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Viriginia.

What I took away from this video is that no tests have been devised that can distinguish differences in learning. I personally believe that their are learning differences and until it can be proven scientifically I have to acknowledge that my belief is based on personal experience and on faith.

I would suggest that the population they have used in these studies is representative of our population in general. I wonder if anyone has tried to use learning disabled students as a population to differentiate these differences.

Daniel produced a clarification that mollifies some of the conflict.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dbw8m#p/u/4/vdJ7JW0LgVs