Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Learning styles paradigm smashed?

Psychologists Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, and Robert Bjork reviewed scientific evidence on learning styles, and...

"Our review of the literature disclosed ample evidence that children and adults will, if asked, express preferences about how they prefer information to be presented to them. There is also plentiful evidence arguing that people differ in the degree to which they have some fairly specific aptitudes for different kinds of thinking and for processing different types of information. However, we found virtually no evidence for the interaction pattern mentioned above..."

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