School Psych Corner: Learning Styles – A Misguided Attempt to Highlight Individual Differences in Learners
Editor’s Note: Thank you to School Psyched, Your School Psychologist on FB for sharing this article with us.
[Source: Learning Scientists]
You certainly have encountered the learning styles concept before. We have covered this topic previously. It is the idea that people have a specific learning preference and that instruction should be tailored according to that preference in order to enhance learning outcomes. You may even be at an institution that assesses students’ learning styles in order to help them understand the best way to study. Although the concept of a learning styles is widely promoted, it has no scientific evidence that justifies its application in education (1).
In today’s blog post, I would like to give a summary of a review paper by An and Carr (2) that was recently published and that caught my attention. I find their review interesting because they highlight an important and new criticism of the learning styles
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