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There is NO such thing as different learning styles scientists say

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It can be an easy excuse to explain away poor grades. But a new study claims that having a'different learning style' isn't a legitimate reason for failing to learn. In fact, scientists believe it's a myth that some people learn better using different methods, such as'visual learning.' Despite this, as many as 96 per cent of teachers subscribe to the idea of learning styles. Using different'learning styles' to get the most out of pupils is a fruitless endeavour, according to a new study which suggests people have no preferred way of learning.


Exams 2018: The 'myth' of the visual learner

BBC News

If you're a visual person, do you always need pictures in order to learn best, even if the thing you're learning is a musical instrument? And what about aural learners who like to hear their information in order to remember it - do they need to listen to learn? What about if they're learning to drive a car? It's a popular belief that people have different styles of learning - visual, aural, reading and writing or kinaesthetic (carrying out physical activities). But as hundreds of thousands of pupils around the UK revise for exams, is that really how learning works?


Gentle Introduction of XGBoost Library – Mohit Sharma – Medium

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In this article, you will discover XGBoost and get a gentle introduction to what it is, where it came from and how you can learn more. Bagging: It is an approach where you take random samples of data, build learning algorithms and take simple means to find bagging probabilities. Boosting: Boosting is similar, however, the selection of sample is made more intelligently. We subsequently give more and more weight to hard to classify observations. XGBoost is an optimized distributed gradient boosting library designed to be highly efficient, flexible and portable.