Archive: Meeting Six – Learning Styles

RT @: @ I trust experienced teachers 1st, education researchers 2nd! #sciteachjc
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ and there lies the problem. "Learning styles" isn't necessarily b.s. but how it's applied in school and to kids #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

RT @: @ @ @ ...and teachers need time to listen, plan and implement evidence-based practice #inmydreams ;- ...
@gwiff
Griff John

#SciTeachJC Also thought that papers mentions about commercial industry surrounding LS idea may be reason why so popular in school!
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

RT @: @ @ @ ...and teachers need time to listen, plan and implement evidence-based practice #inmydreams ;- ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

RT @: #SciTeachJC Also thought that papers mentions about commercial industry surrounding LS idea may be reason why so pop ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ Problem is, in spite of dual professionalism, many of us are not experienced with social science/humanities research #SciTeachJC

RT @: @ and there lies the problem. "Learning styles" isn't necessarily b.s. but how it's applied in school and to ki ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC


#sciTeachJC I think that Learning styles has taken a good idea (variety in classroom) and attempted to codify it.
@DrDav
Carol Davenport

@ Good point. Like so many good ideas in education! #SciTeachJC
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

Learning Styles is an easy way to show that you are focussing on the needs of the students> it's an easy out #SciTeachJC

RT @: @ Problem is, in spite of dual professionalism, many of us are not experienced with social science/humanitie ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ I must find out if our tutors do that and stop them immediately! #SciTeachJC

@ Excellent point. But kind of embarrassing that science teachers are not more into evidence-based practice? #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

#sciteachjc is there any empirical data that VAK is either fact or fiction?
@gregtheseal
greg seal

#sciteachJC I stopped thinking that learning styles was a good thing when 'kinesthetic learner' became the new 'thick'.
@DrDav
Carol Davenport

@ usually a dodgy questionnaire ripped off the internet in a booklet somewhere #SciTeachJC

@ @ see Ben Goldacre for similar view regarding brain gym http://t.co/t1iFwhsv and commercial interests #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

#SciTeachJC Although my first degree is physics my MA was in Education and social-studies based. Hence my cynicism
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel

RT @: #sciTeachJC I think that Learning styles has taken a good idea (variety in classroom) and attempted to codify it.
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ But why did it permeate teaching to such a large extent? Easy idea to grasp? #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ Beat me to it... 😉 #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

RT @: Learning Styles is an easy way to show that you are focussing on the needs of the students> it's an easy out #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

#SciTeachJC late but i made it - from a glance of the stream looks like it's thoroughly demolished! Ian, Sci/Physics in Midlands

RT @: #sciteachJC I stopped thinking that learning styles was a good thing when 'kinesthetic learner' became the new 'thick'.
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ #sciteachjc but not the only factor. The need to be part of a group and have a stick to beat the school were there too.
@gwiff
Griff John


#SciTeachJC People liked it because it is test based, nice little tick boxes and groups people
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel

RT @: @ @ see Ben Goldacre for similar view regarding brain gym http://t.co/t1iFwhsv and commercial ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ Yes, yet colleagues look at SSR like I offered them a fresh turd, so keeping up to date on research not priority! #SciTeachJC

#SciTeachJC So idea of LS may be good in terms of variety in lessons (or not!) is there need for identification of preferred LS?
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

@ #sciteachjc Coffield produced a review of learning styles (for post-16 but good for younger) http://t.co/GHv7wQk9
@DrDav
Carol Davenport

RT @: #sciteachJC I stopped thinking that learning styles was a good thing when 'kinesthetic learner' became the new 'thick'.
@gwiff
Griff John

#SciTeachJC Like astrology and personality 'tests' hence my initial remark
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel

@ it's the classic "I've taught for 20 years." No, you taught for 1 year 20 times #SciTeachJC

RT @: #SciTeachJC People liked it because it is test based, nice little tick boxes and groups people
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

#SciTeachJC did anyone else read the paper and think it would be a *great* HSW activity for an able class?

RT @: @ #sciteachjc Coffield produced a review of learning styles (for post-16 but good for younger) http://t.co/GHv7wQk9
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

RT @: @ it's the classic "I've taught for 20 years." No, you taught for 1 year 20 times #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ but couldn't you say that with all education research? #sciteachjc

RT @: #SciTeachJC did anyone else read the paper and think it would be a *great* HSW activity for an able class?
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

#SciTeachJC I did (girly swot) with high-lighter and everything!
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel

*pokes head above parapet* I think it has a place in revision. I KNOW I remember pictures. Turn text -> pics and I retain info #sciteachjc
@DrRacheal
Dr Racheal

RT @: @ but couldn't you say that with all education research? #sciteachjc
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ #SciTeachJC Could be that it was easy to do, and showed idea of personalisation. Or maybe there was money in it.
@DrDav
Carol Davenport

RT @: @ #SciTeachJC Could be that it was easy to do, and showed idea of personalisation. Or maybe there was money in it.
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ agreed - I use it as way for kids to alter their revision style by varying activities. (cf MORSE code revision) #SciTeachJC

RT @: *pokes head above parapet* I think it has a place in revision. I KNOW I remember pictures. Turn text -> pics and I ret ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ #sciteachjc No. Most of education researchers I talk to think LS is rubbish. It's in schools that it's been taken up big time.
@DrDav
Carol Davenport

@ e.g. spoke to one of the people who developed APP and she was really annoyed how it had been applied in schools. #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

I feel bad for all the PGCE students who did their research project on VAK and proved it worked. #SciTeachJC

@ @ #sciteachjc something easy for School Leadership to implement? (and that starts me off on AfL...)
@gwiff
Griff John

RT @: @ #sciteachjc No. Most of education researchers I talk to think LS is rubbish. It's in schools that it's been taken ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ Same happened with idea of NC levelling! #SciTeachJC
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

RT @: @ e.g. spoke to one of the people who developed APP and she was really annoyed how it had been applied i ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

I have seen teachers who have only one lesson delivery/teaching style so the notion of learning styles helped move things on? #sciteachjc
@cleverfiend
Rob Butler

@ No way would a PGCE project be rigorous enough to prove VAK (see the paper) #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

@ @ I tell students revision is like taking food out the freezer, you have to change the information #SciTeachJC

RT @: @ @ #sciteachjc something easy for School Leadership to implement? (and that starts me off on AfL...)
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC
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3 Responses to Archive: Meeting Six – Learning Styles

  1. Mark Crookes says:

    This is one of my favourites

    The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance
    K. Anders Ericsson, Ralf Th. Krampe, and Clemens Tesch-Romer

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.169.9712&rep=rep1&type=pdf

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