TEDx-talk by Tesia Marshik= Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection

Found this talk by Tesia Marshik via Leren. Hoe?Zo!. She discusses learning styles, a topic we also handled in our book (and often also on this blog).

About the talk:

The belief in learning styles is so widespread, it is considered to be common sense. Few people ever challenge this belief, which has been deeply ingrained in our educational system. Teachers are routinely told that in order to be effective educators, they must identify & cater to individual students’ learning styles; it is estimated that around 90% of students believe that they have a specific learning style but research suggests that learning styles don’t actually exist! This presentation focuses on debunking this myth via research findings, explaining how/why the belief in learning styles is problematic, and examining the reasons why the belief persists despite the lack of evidence.

Dr. Tesia Marshik is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her research interests in educational psychology include student motivation, self-regulation, and teacher-student relationships.

Do you want to learn more about stuff that doesn’t exist or that is a bit more complicated than you think in education, check our book!

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