Sep 242012

Learning Styles: The Research Doesn’t Validate Using Learning Styles

Here are some addition resources on learning styles. All that I’ve read says that there are better proven ways to advance individual, participant, educational outcomes, than to specifically teaching to individual learning styles.

Azevedo, R. E., & Akdere, M. (2010). Measuring the effects of learning styles: Is a little knowledge dangerous for excellence in management education? Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 17(2), 192-200.

Coffield, F., Moseley, D., Hall, El, & Ecclestone, K. (2004a). Learning styles and pedagogy in post- 16 learning: A systematic and critical review. Retrieved 21 September 2011 from the Learning & Skills Research Centre: .

Coffield, F., Moseley, D., Hall, El, & Ecclestone, K. (2004b). Should we be using learning styles? What research has to say to practice. Retrieved 21 September 2011 from the Learning & Skills Research Centre: .

Dembo, M. H., & Howard, K. (2007). Advice about the use of learning styles: A major myth in education. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 37(2), 101-109.

Dunn, R., Burke, K., & Whitely, J. (2011). What do you know about learning style? A guide for parents of gifted children. In J. L. Jolly, D. J. Treffinger, T. F. Inman, & J. F. Smutny (Eds.), Parenting gifted children: The authoritative guide from the National Association for Gifted Children (pp. 53-64). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’;

Howard-Jones, P. A. (2011). From brain scan to lesson plan. The Psychologist, 24(2), 110-113.

Geake, J. (2006). Neruomythologies in Education, Educational Research, 50: 123-133.

Massa, L.J. and R.E. Mayer. (2006). Testing the ATI Hypothesis: Should Multimedia Instruction Accommodate Verbalizer-Visualiser Cognitive Style? Learning and Individual Differences 16: 321-336.

Mayer, R. E. (2011). Does styles research have useful implications for educational practice? Learning and Individual Differences, 21(3), 319-320.

Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2008). Learning styles: Concepts and evidence.

Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 9(3), 105-119.
Special issue of Learning and Individual Differences, 21(3), 2011. (category with multiple posts)


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