[Olpc-open] [IAEP] an interesting article on an article on learning styles...
billkerr at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 06:46:59 EST 2009
On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 6:40 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> Almost certainly, you were told that your instruction should match your
> students' styles. For example, kinesthetic learners—students who learn best
> through hands-on activities—are said to do better in classes that feature
> plenty of experiments, while verbal learners are said to do worse.
> Now four psychologists argue that you were told wrong. There is no strong
> scientific evidence to support the "matching" idea, they contend in a paper
> published this week<http://www.psychologicalscience.org/journals/index.cfm?journal=pspi&content=pspi/9_3>in
> *Psychological Science in the Public Interest. *And there is absolutely no
> reason for professors to adopt it in the classroom.
for those with a more visual learning style ;-) there is a Dan Willingham
video about this: Learning styles don't exist
Also Dan's book is a very good read about learning ideas:
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, Information Systems
> Director, Center for Business Solutions
> San Francisco State University
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
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