Learning Styles - Hannah Martin U3053653

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Sports Pedagogy 2013
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  1. 1. Learning Styles – Fact or Fiction?Hannah MartinSports Coaching PedagogyKeith Lyons2013
  2. 2. Learning StylesMythorReality??Image obtained fromhttp://fc05.deviantart.net/fs18/f/2007/144/9/5/Mythbusters_by_Billdrastal.jpg
  3. 3. Image obtained fromhttp://www.indg.in/primary-education/best-practices/multipl-intelligences.png
  4. 4. Visual/ Spatial Learner• Pictures and Imageshttp://www.mybrainonline.ca/cms_doc_image.php?image=00000050
  5. 5. Image obtained fromhttp://www.indg.in/primary-education/best-practices/multipl-intelligences.png
  6. 6. Auditory/Musical Learner• Sounds and Musichttps://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRk8elg8GKqyEqVpOybcIyA2XbgV8ixpMi6NB7LfVF01kzMvKOs
  7. 7. Image obtained fromhttp://www.indg.in/primary-education/best-practices/multipl-intelligences.png
  8. 8. Verbal or Linguistic Learner• Written and spoken word• Can easily express themselves• Learn and use new words regularly
  9. 9. Image obtained fromhttp://www.indg.in/primary-education/best-practices/multipl-intelligences.png
  10. 10. Physical/Kinaesthetic Learner• The body and the sense of touchhttp://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/touching-1.jpg
  11. 11. Image obtained fromhttp://www.indg.in/primary-education/best-practices/multipl-intelligences.png
  12. 12. Logical/Mathematical Learner• Logic, reasoning and numbershttp://apslibrary.edublogs.org/files/2009/07/cool-maths-games-3-24f8dpp.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/DoingInvestigations_chp6_4.png
  13. 13. Image obtained fromhttp://www.indg.in/primary-education/best-practices/multipl-intelligences.png
  14. 14. INTERpersonal/Social Learner• Like to learn in groupshttp://collegeadmissions.testmasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/STUDY-GROUP.gif
  15. 15. Image obtained fromhttp://www.indg.in/primary-education/best-practices/multipl-intelligences.png
  16. 16. INTRApersonal/Solitary Learner• Learn better on their ownhttp://www.classdrc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/study.jpg
  17. 17. Advocates say:‘ Optimal instruction for individuals requiresdiagnosing that individuals’ learning styleand then tailoring their instructionaccordingly’Are we giving children excusesnot to learn??
  18. 18. Are learning styles asimportant as oncethought?
  19. 19. 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:
  20. 20. WHY?
  21. 21. The answer is......http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/12/20/1226226/685284-money.gifhttp://thegoodnessgrows.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/misunderstanding.jpg
  22. 22. Active Promotion•Dunn and Dunn•Kolb•Honey and Mumford• Tests, assessment devices and online tech• Producing and SELLING assessments to classifystudents
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. MYTH BUSTED !Thankyou for listening
  26. 26. 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

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