Learning Styles? Dear scientists we need to get our act together!

The past week learning styles have been in the buzz again, but we can’t blame teachers for believing in them. They have been thought over and over again, but even worse: scientists keep promoting them. Take for example this brandnew PhD, released this week at my home town university. It’s all about cognitive load theory – and… Read More Learning Styles? Dear scientists we need to get our act together!

A talk with John Hattie about inclusive education, teacher training and learning styles

Last week I had the chance to talk with John Hattie with a couple of other teachers and teacher trainers from Flanders as part of the Make Learning Visible-conference in Amsterdam. I blogged about this meeting in Dutch, but received a couple of messages from people if I could translate this post. So I finally… Read More A talk with John Hattie about inclusive education, teacher training and learning styles

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

New study examines the effect of taking learning styles into account. Guess what…

There is a challenge for the first decent study that proves that adapting your education to learning styles work. This new study that I found via this blog post by Jeroen Janssen is decent. Pashler et al (2008) stated that good research investigating learning styles should take the following 3 steps into account: You start examining the learning… Read More New study examines the effect of taking learning styles into account. Guess what…

Will at Work Learning: Learning Styles Challenge — Year Eight — Now at $5,000

Found this challenge via @J3ro3nJ: Will at Work Learning: Learning Styles Challenge — Year Eight — Now at $5,000. “As of today, the Learning Styles Challenge payout is rising from $1000 to $5000! That is, if any person or group creates a real-world learning intervention that takes learning styles into account–and proves that such an intervention… Read More Will at Work Learning: Learning Styles Challenge — Year Eight — Now at $5,000

Another nail to the coffin of learning styles (research)

It’s a recurring theme on this blog, the non-existence of learning styles: Forget learning styles again: you forget more what you hear than what you see Excellent read on learning styles and neuromyths in education: Mind warp The myth of learning styles And the most read post ever on this blog: Sometimes I just want to start throwing things:… Read More Another nail to the coffin of learning styles (research)