New review shows that learning styles aren’t dead yet… (but says also something important about the research)

Learning styles, don’t get me started… It’s an education myth I’m a bit tired of, and that’s a euphemism. Often when giving talks about urban myths about learning and education I tend to think that everybody already knows that e.g. learning styles have been debunked. Most of the time I have to discover that this… Read More New review shows that learning styles aren’t dead yet… (but says also something important about the research)

A Core Subgroup of Believers Don’t Just Think Learning Styles Are Real, But Also Inherited And Hard-Wired In The Brain

Originally posted on Research Digest:
Teachers were just as likely to be “essentialist” believers in learning styles as other participants By Matthew Warren The “learning style” myth – the idea that we each have a preferred modality for learning, usually described as visual, auditory or kinaesthetic – just won’t die. Belief in learning styles endures…

Why it’s improbable that adapting to learning styles will ever work (new review)

I just received a notice from a preprint from a new review study on learning styles by Francisco Jose Álvarez-Montero Hiram Reyes Sosa María G Leyva-Cruz and they add an interesting element to the learning styles discussion. Besides the knowledge that adapting to learning styles – and by extension multiple intelligences – doesn’t work and… Read More Why it’s improbable that adapting to learning styles will ever work (new review)

Just a little reminder if you’re into UDL: learning styles don’t exist

The past few days my post on Universal Design for Learning has been visited quite a lot, partly because of this post by Greg Ashman. I was asked by colleagues by my own institute to factcheck their document on UDL. The first thing I got rid of was the unnecessary and incorrect brain explanation that… Read More Just a little reminder if you’re into UDL: learning styles don’t exist