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Learning Styles Myths

References

 

Peer-reviewed, review paper (2008) 

One of the most often cited papers to help dispel the myth. 

Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence - Harold Pashler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, Robert Bjork, 2008 (sagepub.com) 

Peer-reviewed, review paper (2015) 

The Learning Styles Myth is Thriving in Higher Education - PMC (nih.gov) 

How to address persistence of neuromyths by teachers (2021) 

Interventions to Dispel Neuromyths in Educational Settings-A Review - PubMed (nih.gov) 

Persistence of Neuromyths by students (2021) 

Debunking the Neuromyth of Learning Style - PubMed (nih.gov) 

Popular Press 

Belief in learning styles myth may be detrimental (apa.org) 

It’s actually harmful to continue to perpetuate the myth of learning styles as limited educational resources are being spent on debunked pedagogy instead of empirically supported best practices. 

Is Research-Based Instruction a Reality in Education? The Example of Learning Styles and Dual Coding — Psych Learning Curve 

The Stubborn Myth of “Learning Styles” - Education Next 

Web Based Resources/ Ted Talks 

Ted Talk on Myth of Learning Styles. Data-driven explanation of encoding “meaning” versus different processing streams. Excellent Ted Talk for academics who are data-driven.