Yes, There Are No Learning Styles
Posted by Ellen on February 21, 2010
According to the Association for Psychological Science, “There is no adequate evidence base to justify incorporating learning-styles assessments into general educational practice.”
Their report goes on to say:
An obvious point is that the optimal instructional method is likely to vary across disciplines. For instance, the optimal curriculum for a writing course probably includes a heavy verbal emphasis, whereas the most efficient and effective method of teaching geometry obviously requires visual–spatial materials.
Of course! Matching the instructional approach to the content!! What have I been saying all this time?!?
ASAE and The Center — isn’t it time you revisited your treatment of learning styles in your PD materials?