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The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth.

Experts: Learning Styles Aren’t Evidence-supported

CLO Magazine

Do you know your learning style? Stop buying into this idea of establishing learning styles as an effective way to help people learn. Even then, there are some blended learning styles that make this whole idea a bit murky.

The Myth of Learning Styles

CourseArc

This is a great article by Jenny Anderson about the pervasive learning styles myth. You may think you learn better in a certain way. Instructional Design instructional design learning styles Pedagogy

Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it.

The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style

Learnnovators

What’s your learning style? It’s a hard choice, especially since according to one comprehensive study there are over 71 learning styles from a range of different models. The good news is that there is a powerful secret behind your learning style.

Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles? By Shelley A.

Learning Styles Or Learning Preference?

LearnDash

There are fewer buzzwords in the elearning industry that result in a greater division than “learning style” I know from experience. The concept of learning styles is nearly as divisive as politics. As such, my intent isn’t to discuss learning styles.

Do Learning Styles Really Work?

Experiencing eLearning

Does tailoring your content for different learning styles really work? Ready to learn more? Learning Styles are NOT an Effective Guide for Learning Design. Learning Styles: Worth Our Time? Revisiting Learning Styles. Filed under: e-Learning , Instructional Design , ResearchMaybe there’s a better use of your time and resources. View the presentation for more. (If

June is Debunk Learning Styles Month

Will at Work Learning

June is Debunk Learning Styles Month in the learning field! One of the most ubiquitous myths in the world today, learning styles has risen to a crescendo within the workplace learning field and in education as well. The idea is that if you diagnose learners on their learning styles and then tailor learning methods to the different style -- that learning results will improve.

Every learner is different but not because of their learning styles

Clive on Learning

I've been reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown and Henry Roediger (Harvard University Press, 2014). Finishing this book coincides with The Debunker Club's Debunk Learning Styles Month.

The Myth of Learning Styles

Oh That Rachel

That is, until you go and tell us to figure out our learning style. While I appreciate the idea behind learning styles and how wonderful they would be, if only they were actually useful. The Myth of Learning Styles Lynda.com was recently acquired by LinkedIn.

Learning Styles are a Myth [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Back in May I wrote a post on learning styles , giving a general overview of some of the more commonly mentioned style of today. Naturally, this seemed to cause some angst among some readers who find learning styles to be essentially non-existent.

So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I went looking for a learning style test for an online course. I thought a learning style test was a nice ramp up for an exercise where people had to blog about their own facilitator style - from the idea that it is good to know your own preferences and biases as a trainer/facilitator.

7 Major Learning Styles – Which One are You?

LearnDash

Everyone learns differently, that’s nothing new. However, over the years the different styles of learning have usually been cut down to visual, physical (learn-by-doing), or audible. Solitary: The solitary learner prefers to learn alone and through self-study.

New Scientific Review of Learning Styles

Will at Work Learning

Just last month at the Debunker Club, we debunked the learning-styles approach to learning design based on our previous compilation of learning-styles debunking resources. The scientific status of learning styles theories. The distinction between abilities and styles is important to the authors: "The two are often confused, but the distinction is important. Results: Are these learning-styles predictions validated by the research?: "No.

How to respond to learning-style believers

Making Change

“What do you mean, I shouldn’t accommodate people’s learning styles? You can’t tell me people don’t learn differently! Let’s look at one reason why learning styles are so appealing and how we can respond to the believers on our team.

The Importance Of Learning Styles In E-Learning

G-Cube

Styles and guidelines are essential to all forms of instruction. This fact is not debated, but what is certainly questioned is the effectiveness of existing learning styles and their utility. This knowledge if well understood can be the backbone of any learning lesson.

Learning Styles Challenge -- Year Eight -- Now at $5,000

Will at Work Learning

As of today, the Learning Styles Challenge payout is rising from $1000 to $5000! Will Thalheimer ( Work-Learning Research, Inc. ). Learning Styles Challenge Rules. This does not mean that people do not have differences in the way they learn.

Learning Styles, ha, ha, ha, ha

Jay Cross

This marvelously tongue-in-cheek report looks at 800 studies of learning styles and concludes that there are better uses for educational funding. deep versus surface learning.

Learning Styles in Training Development: Truth or Myth?

Trivantis

But how significant really is my “learning style” (visual vs. auditory vs. kinesthetic) in the learning and development community? Many studies from the last few years suggest that learning styles are a myth, a fad, a waste of time, etc.

Brain Science: Are Learning Styles Valid? by Art Kohn

Learning Solutions Magazine

During the last 30 years, the notion of learning styles has become popular in corporate training. explores the concept of learning styles and examines the evidence about its pedagogical effectiveness. Emerging Topics Getting Started Instructional Design Learning Research Training Strategies month’s column.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues.

Top 10 Reasons to Write a Blog Post Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Will at Work Learning

The following represent the Top 10 Reasons to Write a Blog Post Debunking the Learning Styles Myth: 10. Several scientific review articles have been published showing that using learning styles to design learning produces no appreciable benefits. See The Debunker Club resource page on learning styles. It's a total embarrassment to the learning fields (the K-12 education field, the workplace training field, higher education).

Learning Myths: Debunked

Association eLearning

Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. Daniel Willingham Learning Styles FAQ.

Learning styles don't exist

Clive on Learning

On the one side are the learning and development romantics, all voodoo and crystals, holding firm to their pseudo-psychological beliefs. On the other, the cold, clinical and calculating rationalists, trying to make sense of the multitude of interacting variables that impact on teaching and learning by resorting to the ultimate killjoy that is science. If learning styles do exist, go on somebody, prove it

The Mosaic of Learning Styles

Big Dog, Little Dog

Yes I'm a few days late for David Kelly’s Learning Styles ‘Awareness’ Day , so I hope you forgive me. While most of the recent posts on using learning styles in instructional design have been mainly against using them, I'm going to.

Learning Styles: What Is All the Fuss About?

OpenSesame

I’ve recently been reading quite a few articles, tweets and blog posts about whether learning styles exist. If believing in the presence of diverse learning styles makes you a better designer and learning facilitator--great!

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. The readerscan click on each name to learn their details.

Formative Assessments in E-Learning

Origin Learning

Assessments in any learning course – whether academic or corporate, are absolutely necessary because they ensure that the course is meetings its objectives. Unless there is a mechanism to test, the effectiveness of the learning program cannot be guaranteed, nor can the course be improvised.

Collateral damage

E-Learning Provocateur

The L&D community may be divided into two camps: (1) Those for whom the mere mention of learning styles makes their blood boil; and (2) Those who are inexplicably unaware of the hullabaloo and are thus oblivious to the aforementioned boiling of blood.

Learning Styles, Brain-Based Learning, and Daniel Willingham

Clark Quinn

I’ve gone off on learning styles before because there’s a lot of fluff and not much substance. I’d been pointed to Dan Willingham ’s video on brain based learning, and in pointing it to someone else, found his one on learning styles. My point has been that the learning styles instruments are broken, though the idea makes sense in that it helps teachers/instructors be sensitized to individual learner differences.Â

Learning Styles Challenge -- Three-Year Update

Will at Work Learning

It has been over three years since I offered $1,000 to anyone who could demonstrate that utilizing learning styles improved learning outcomes. For all the talk about learning styles over the last 15 years, we might expect that I was at risk of quickly losing my money.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#. Another, even more exhaustive study of learning styles research offers some ideas.

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Making Change

If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude? cation of students’ learning styles has practical utility, it remains to be demonstrated.&#. Another, even more exhaustive study of learning styles research offers some ideas.