Learning Styles

Course Forum Discussion Topic – Learning styles

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in my forum. There was some great thoughts and ideas put forward.

 

Total Postings:   46

I had hoped to post 5 threads but instead only managed to get 4 in due to the fact I thought perhaps it might have been overwhelming.

The 4 discussion threads and key points were:

  1. Relevance of learning styles – total comments 28

                There was some debate about whether or not learning styles were still relevant and evidence is showing that instructing to learning styles made no impact in student learning

  1.  Learning Styles vs Learning behaviours – total comments 10

                Almost all students posted that they were hands on and preferred a “real world” learning environment

  1.  Roles and responsibilities of educators – 4

                The consensus was split between being a facilitator/mentor and classroom management as steps to helping students learn.

  1.  Online vs traditional learning styles – 4

                All postings were about using tools such as web 2.0 and youtube to help facilitate learning. A variety of online resources were thought to be beneficial to learning.

 

Articles/Videos mentioned in postings:

 Kolb learning theory: http://www.simplypsychology.org/learning-kolb.html

https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/brain-based-learning-myth-versus-reality-testing-learning-styles-and-dual-coding/

http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2015/apr/24/can-neuroscientists-dispel-the-myth-that-children-have-different-learning-styles-im-a-scientist-learning-zone-wellcome-trust

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/need-know-learning-styles-myth-two-minutes/

https://youtu.be/sIv9rz2NTUk

https://www.ted.com/talks/ben_ambridge_10_myths_about_psychology_debunked?language=en

https://youtu.be/855Now8h5Rs

https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/learning-styles-preferences/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/keep-it-in-mind/201308/do-learning-styles-matter-learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_d0soK1cI

http://www.changemag.org/archives/back%20issues/september-october%202010/the-myth-of-learning-full.html

Books:

Berkley, Elizabeth. (2010). Student Engagement Techniques. A Handbook for College Faculty. Jossey-Bass; San Francisco, CA

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