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2.5 Challenging the intuitive appeal of learning styles

Nixon, Lawrence, Gregson, Margaret and Spedding, Patricia (2015) 2.5 Challenging the intuitive appeal of learning styles. In: Readings for Reflective Teaching In Further Adult and Vocational Education. Reflective Teaching . Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781472586506

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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.

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Depositing User: Lawrence Nixon


Item ID: 9513
ISBN: 9781472586506
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:49


Author: Lawrence Nixon
Author: Margaret Gregson
Author: Patricia Spedding

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Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Education and Society > School of Education


Education > Further Education

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