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.

Multi-Modal Learning Isn’t Learning Styles

Association eLearning

Several of my colleagues have already written about learning styles being debunked and proven to be a myth. This post is about an alternate method, called multi-modal learning, which is not a myth. What is Multi-Modal Learning? Forget about learning styles.

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

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.

Constructivism 5: Kolb’s Learning Styles

The E-Learning Curve

In the years since Kolb first devised the learning styles inventory, the definitions of the four learning styles have been refined to facilitate the creation of a learning styles matrix, which can assist in understanding learning.

Unleashing Superheroes – Learning Style

Growth Engineering

This week I explore how tapping into different learning styles lets you build engaging online training for different types of learner and Unleash Superheroes in your organisation! As a diehard L&D geek I’m talking about learning styles , of course.

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

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 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.

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 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.

Characteristics of Experiential Learning Styles

The E-Learning Curve

Kolb’s use of the term “learning styles” has nothing to do with VAK learning styles; if you’re interested in scientifically dubious nonsense, look elsewhere. Continue Reading → The post Characteristics of Experiential Learning Styles appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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. When I started digging into the research though, I realized that the research support for learning styles is pretty flimsy. If I was teaching music today, I’d do that same kind of lesson, just not because of learning styles.

The Myth of Learning Styles

Oh That Rachel

That is, until you go and tell us to figure out our learning style. 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.

Understanding Learning Styles Research

Experiencing eLearning

Too many people have been talking about learning styles research lately for me to try to cite them all here. Many have commented on the Learning Styles Don’t Exist video, for example. Via Karyn Romeis and Stephen Downes , I found two lengthy reviews of learning styles research: Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning. Should we be using learning styles? These are my own learning goals, so to speak.

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.

Learning Styles: What Do We Know?

The Peformance Improvement

He reports on a survey of learning-styles research that appeared in the journal, Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The authors found no credible evidence that matching teaching styles with learning styles (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic or right-brain/left-brain) helps people learn more effectively. Is the learning-styles emperor naked?   Tags: learning styles

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.

Cater to Your Employees’ Learning Styles with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Humans have the innate desire to learn. Are you familiar with the three traditional learning styles (visual, kinesthetic and auditory)? Auditory learners learn best by hearing information. What is your preferred learning style? Social learning.

June is Debunk Learning Styles Month

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.

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

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 "Gamer's" Learning Style

Kapp Notes

They seek out and learn from the information that is available to them. They do not rely on formal educational settings for their learning. The gamers' learning style: Ignores any hint of formal instruction. They don't want to learn about what they might need.

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.

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.

New Scientific Review of Learning Styles

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.

Situated Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve been thrust back into learning styles, and saw an interesting relationship that bears repeating. Now you should know I’ve been highly critical of learning styles for at least a decade; not because I think there’s anything wrong with the concept, but because the instruments are flawed, and the implications for learning design are questionable. Regardless, using the best media for the message and an enlightened learning pedagogy seems best.

Learnlets » Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

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.

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 Myth of Learning Styles Infographic” Take Away

LearningZen

People are not all programmed the same way which means there are different ways that people learn; seven to be exact. Most content developers believe that you must teach users in their preferred learning style to show better outcomes.

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

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.

Rethinking Learning Styles

Clark Quinn

I’ve pointed out the problems with learning styles in the past, but I want to rethink them with you, as we took quite a positive out of them in a unique way. This was back in 99-2000, when I led a project developing an intelligently adaptive learning system (Intellectricity ™; inspired by Joe Miller ’s vision of a system that respected who you were as a learner). Think: learning skills instead of learning styles , and develop your learners accordingly!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 10, 2007 Learning Styles In 1996, when I first started working as an "instructional designer", I was taught about learning styles. In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. Obviously, there is diversity in learning.

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

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).