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Advocates say:‘ Optimal instruction for individuals requiresdiagnosing that individuals’ learning styleand then tailoring their instructionaccordingly’Are we giving children excusesnot to learn??
Are learning styles asimportant as oncethought?
Research‘At the present, there is NO adequate evidencebase to justify incorporating learning styleassessments into general educational practice’Where is the quantifiableevidence?•APS looked for proof that learning styles work:
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Active Promotion•Dunn and Dunn•Kolb•Honey and Mumford• Tests, assessment devices and online tech• Producing and SELLING assessments to classifystudents
Misunderstanding• Children are born with Learning Skills notLearning Styles•Subjects should be taught in regards toCONTENT not individual children• The same kind of instruction cannot be usedfor all subjects
To Conclude• Whilst they are ‘pretty’ in theory, learningstyles are not realistic• We must focus on the best way to teachindividual subjects to all childrenJust because they preferpictures, does not mean theycannot use words
References• Curry, L. (1990). One critique of the research on learning styles. Educational Leadership, 48, 50–56.• Pashler, Harold;McDaniel, Mark;Rohrer, Doug and Bjork, Robert. (2008). Learning styles: Concepts and evidence.Psychological Science in the PUBLIC INTEREST, 9(3), 103-119.• Mayer, R. (2009). Advances in applying the science of learning and instruction to education. Psychological Sciencein the PUBLIC INTEREST, 9(3)• Greene, J.C. (1980). Individual and teacher/class effects in aptitude• treatment studies. American Educational Research Journal, 17,• 291–302.• http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs18/f/2007/144/9/5/Mythbusters_by_Billdrastal.jpg• http://www.indg.in/primary-education/best-practices/multipl-intelligences.png• http://www.mybrainonline.ca/cms_doc_image.php?image=00000050• https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRk8elg8GKqyEqVpOybcIyA2XbgV8ixpMi6NB7LfVF01kzMvKOs• http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/touching-1.jpg• http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/DoingInvestigations_chp6_4.png• http://apslibrary.edublogs.org/files/2009/07/cool-maths-games-3-24f8dpp.jpg• http://collegeadmissions.testmasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/STUDY-GROUP.gif• http://www.classdrc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/study.jpg• http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/12/20/1226226/685284-money.gif• http://thegoodnessgrows.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/misunderstanding.jpg