On 'learning styles'

More evidence against the idea of learning styles

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A nice little article on learning styles is available on the Scientific American website. Professor Cindi May from the College of Charleston writes about a recent article from Indiana University researchers, which rebuts arguments as to why learning styles may not be a myth. May also gives a round-up (with links to research articles) of evidence-backed steps students and teachers can take to improve learning - things like testing, elaboration and spacing.

Alan Woodruff

Community Editor, Queensland Brain Institute