> i believe that this train of thought should really be more widely
> applied. the way i best learn algebra is perhaps not the same best way
> the student next to be might learn it. yet our academics do little or
> nothing to consider how best to engage with a student.
Actually there is a huge amount research into how best to engage students with
different learning styles and many people are trying hard to apply it in all
kinds of areas, but given large class sizes and small amounts of resource it is
extremely hard to do a lot that makes much difference.