“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style


Some advocates of the learning styles approach argue that the reason for the lack of supporting evidence to date is that students do so much of their learning outside of class. They say psychologists should look for the beneficial effects of students studying outside of class in a manner that is consistent with their learning style. For a recent paper in Anatomical Sciences Education, a pair of researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have conducted just such an investigation with hundreds of undergrads. Once again however the findings do not support the learning styles concept, reinforcing its reputation among mainstream psychologists as little more than a myth. Continue reading →

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