‘Challenging the intuitive appeal of learning styles’

Nixon, Lawrence, Gregson, Margaret and Spedding, Patricia (2015) ‘Challenging the intuitive appeal of learning styles’. In: Readings for Reflective Teaching In Further Adult and Vocational Education. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781472586506

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Abstract

This extract argues that teachers in the FAVE sector should resist the temptation to use learning styles models to differentiate learning. First, concerns are raised about the lack of robust evidence to support claims to effective (LSRC report 2004). Second, the ways learning styles instruments describe differences between students are questioned because they offer decontextualised descriptions of human types that are unable to acknowledge the actual situated lives and needs of students.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Education > Further Education
Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society
Depositing User: Lawrence Nixon
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 12:56
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/9513

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