A recent session on the learning styles of poor students inspired a bit of investigation about learning styles. What I found (or rather knew and now have literature to support) doesn’t bode well for those advocating essentialist notions of how students learn.
Several studies and meta-studies call into question the existence of learning styles, or at least the usefulness of teaching based on theories of learning styles. This is a rabbit hole, so read as you’re led.
A popular introduction to the problem of learning styles is here.
A scholarly overview of learning styles and the problems with existing studies are here.
A not-for-the-faint-of-heart scholarly review of 13 systems of learning styles, is here.