No evidence for learning styles, say academics

Academics have voiced their concerns over classroom practices that draw on neuromyths

Mar 13, 2017

Leading UK academics from neuroscience, psychology and education have sought to raise the awareness of 'neuromyths' in the classroom, authoring a letter on The Guardian's online website that cautions against the 'learning styles' myth. The letter was written to coincide with Brain Awareness Week (March 13-19). In an accompanying article, science of learning experts are urged to head to schools to share their knowledge of what works in learning, and to reiterate the importance of evidence-based school practices.

Alan Woodruff

Community Editor, Queensland Brain Institute


Warren Raye over 2 years ago

Well spotted Alan. Fantastic to see that some of these "leading UK academics" are also editorial board members for npj Science of Learning, the journal affiliated with this Community!

Will Thalheimer over 2 years ago

If you're interested, you can join The Debunker Club, a group of learning professionals who pledge to debunk myths in the learning field (http://Debunker.Club).