CCK09 Learning Style

I was surprised on the research findings of this Matching Teaching Style to Learning Style may not help students.

In this Learning Style: concepts and evidence

In a new assessment of the available evidence, authors Harold Pashler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, and Robert Bjork conclude that the learning-styles hypothesis has little, if any, empirical grounding.  A large number of studies have purported to show that different kinds of learners (such as “auditory learners” and “visual learners”) learn best when taught in their preferred modality; but the majority of such studies have not used the type of randomized research designs (e.g., classify learners into categories, then randomly assign the learners to use one of several different learning methods and assess effectiveness of the learning methods with a test given to all participants) that would make their findings credible.

I still think learning style has significant impact on ones learning, despite the assertion that randomized research designs are needed to validate such assertion.

See Learning Styles: Do they Matter  for my views.

Do you agree/disagree with the research findings?  Why?

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