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The concept of different "learning styles" is one of the greatest neuroscience myths - 102 views

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    The notion that people have different "learning styles" -- e.g., visual, auditory, kinesthetic -- is a myth with no evidence to support it. It is a widely-held belief that is harmful to students as it sends the message that are only capable of certain types of learning.
Jon Tanner

Challenging the Notion of Learning Styles | Faculty Focus - 77 views

  • “There is no credible evidence that learning styles exist.” (p. 33)
  • “Students differ in their abilities, interests, and background knowledge, but not in their learning styles. Students may have preferences about how to learn, but no evidence suggests that catering to those preferences will lead to better learning.”
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    "There is no credible evidence that learning styles exist."
Fiona Boughey

Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely : Shots - Heal... - 119 views

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    Fascinating view on learning styles that goes against much of what is being suggested to instructors and students.  Suggests variety rather than different learning styles is what makes multi-modal teaching successful.  Curious to see if there is more out there on this viewpoint.
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    I've never really bought into the one student-one style approach, especially when I hear junk like "I'm a visual learner, so I really don't write many of my essays" or "I'm not assigning writing to him; he processes kinesthetically." To me, MI has always been a prompt to include different things across a unit.
Michael Johnson

Big Dog, Little Dog: Metalearning and Learning Styles - 47 views

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    Learning Styles (or learning preferences) should we be concerned or not. This post argues that not so much (found it through Stephen Downes and he didn't necessarily agree with all of this... I think we should in our attempts to teach people to learn better explore and improve learning in the variety of ways they are likely encounter in life. Then they can either become more proficient at learning in different ways, or learn to adapt  what is available to them in a way that they prefer or need, etc.
Stuart Taylor

Do Learning Styles exist? - Home - 2 views

  • If Learning Styles exist then the teachers should teach in the style that a student  prefers to learn. But, Willingham (Willingham, 2009) has shown that if the subject is visual then the teachers should teach in a visual style and not an aural style. For example, if the subject is geography and we are teaching the shapes of the countries in Africa then we should teach in a visual style, even if we know that the student is an aural learner. One should teach in the manner that the topic demands. Another way to put it is, the way one learns is topic dependent as Curwin thinks (Curwin, 1999).
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    Do learning styles exist - Hugh Lafferty and Keith Burley - Sheffield Hallam University
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    Good thesis on whether learning styles exist and the implications of suggesting that they don't.
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