Tag Archives: learning styles

September 14, 2011, 8:00 am

Midweek recap, 9.14.2011

Happy Hump Day! Here are some items of interest from the past week:

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December 6, 2010, 9:29 pm

Thinking about learning styles

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Excellent post today from Derek Bruff, reporting on a talk by Linda Nilson titled “The Truth About Learning Styles”. Linda’s slides are here (PDF), and here’s Derek’s short take (all emphases are Derek’s):

Are there learning styles?  That’s the question that Linda Nilson answered in her keynote. [...] [T]he short version is that several popular learning styles models, including Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences model, theVARK model (visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic), the Kolb learning style model, and the Myers-Briggs personality modelhave very little predictive validity. That is, a student’s “style” as determined by one of these tests doesn’t have an effect on how well they learn through various activities.

[...] Is there a learning style model with reasonable…

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August 23, 2008, 10:04 pm

Learning styles don’t exist?

Interesting, well-produced, and potentially controversial video here:

“Good teaching is good teaching. And teachers don’t have to adjust their teaching to individual students’ learning styles.”