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For many years the educational field has been firmly cemented in believing that different individuals have different learning styles. These are termed visual, aural and kinaesthetic. Recently this myth has been debunked. Despite 93% of the public and 76% of educators still believing that learning styles exist, it has now been demonstrated that they don’t. (more…)
When we think of bilingualism and multilingualism we are likely to think of the advantages being confined to the languages alone. A bilingual individual can access more learning, experience more, and interact more deeply. However, what we don’t tend to consider is how a bilingual or multilingual child is advantaged in terms of their ability to think flexibly and what this means.
Yet research is showing us that the very youngest children, as young as toddlers and pre-schoolers, are achieving greater cognitive control, and with it flexibility of thought, as a result of their bilingualism. These children are able to both understand and adapt to new environments and situations with greater ease than their monolingual counterparts. (more…)