Archive: Meeting Six – Learning Styles

put it this way - am sure its a hell of a lot more ethical than fish-oil 'trials'. #SciTeachJC #anyonefromdurham?

@ @ This is a common effect, and one which surely distorts the results of education research? #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ @ #sciteachjc But we don't know what works, well so wouldn't be trying studies that make them worse.
@DrDav
Carol Davenport

@ @ don't patients in some medical trials risk death? i guess its voluntary #SciTeachJC
@mcjhn
Mark

@ @ my point regarding schools implementing it differently from intended use. #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

@ Labelling - a lazy way to solve a multitude of problems? #SciTeachJC
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

@ @ #sciteachjc just annoying how something is filtered down to us completely differently to as intended


RT @: post from @ on when it is ethical to use ppl for trials: http://t.co/pPziUzM5 #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

#SciTeachJC 'There are lies, damned lies and statistics' especially if it makes money
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel


@ @ @ #sciteachjc they do, however everyone who takes part is made aware of risks and signs to say so!

RT @: @ Labelling - a lazy way to solve a multitude of problems? #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

Aren't the vast proportion of learners multi-modal in any case (i.e. a combination of more than one learning style)? #sciteachJC
@karenbultitude
Karen Bultitude

@ @ @ @ bet legally would have to get parents' consent, not kids. or would gillick apply? #SciTeachJC

RT @: Aren't the vast proportion of learners multi-modal in any case (i.e. a combination of more than one learning style)? ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC


@ #sciteachjc yup, but its more fun for the kids anyway if there is different 'styles' in a lesson!

@ @ @ @ don't mention Gillick. You'll make @ see red again 🙂 #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

Great to see @ join the discussion tonight...and he's thrown in a corker of a question 😉 #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ @ @ An argument for closer links between ed researchers and schools? #SciTeachJC
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

Exactly @ ALL the 'mental muscles' need developing #SciTeachJC
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel

@ @ Educational research is vital. But we then have to act on it, and not cherry pick #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall


@ @ No. They cannot gamble their lives. They are not in a fit state to make that choice. Ethics vital here too. #sciteachjc
@gwiff
Griff John

@ I wouldn't be surprised if homework turned out to be largely pointless; there's some research that backs this up. #SciTeachJC
@Alby
Alby Reid

@ @ could argue kids who identify as 'visual learners' need to practice other skills *more* not less! #SciTeachJC

RT @: @ @ Educational research is vital. But we then have to act on it, and not cherry pick #sciteachjc
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC


RT @: @ I wouldn't be surprised if homework turned out to be largely pointless; there's some research that backs this up. ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

#SciTeachJC surely the point is to knowyourkids, give a range of activities that excite & challenge them to widen their howtolearnenvelope?
@chemknuts
chemknuts

@ Would love to see that research... #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ Agree - and if they aren't we should be helping them to be #SciTeachJC
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

As I said @ Actually, wasn't that the original purpose of Learning Styles? #SciTeachJC
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel

RT @: #SciTeachJC surely the point is to knowyourkids, give a range of activities that excite & challenge them to widen their h ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

#sciteachjc I always used to tell kids who claimed a specific LS (different to task) that they improve all LS and get on with work!
@DrDav
Carol Davenport

RT @: @ @ could argue kids who identify as 'visual learners' need to practice other skills *more* n ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

#SciTeachJC Rather like IQ tests to identify those in need of help and NOT to form MENSA at all
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel

@ That implies the existence of learning styles. #sciteachjc
@gwiff
Griff John

@ @ #sciteachjc it sometimes can be as 'those above' wish to see evidence of regular homework.

@ I tell students that in the world of work you can't hand in a report in the style of a rap #SciTeachJC

RT @: @ I tell students that in the world of work you can't hand in a report in the style of a rap #SciTeachJC
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ Same here - stressed the importance of a 'toolbag' of skills neede for later life! #SciTeachJC
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

seems like consensus: using *any* 'checklist' is useful to ensure varied activities/tasks for all kids, not specifying for each #SciteachJC

@ Another disadvantage of using learningstyles for individuals is you reinforce strengths, but don't improve weakness. #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

@ @ Love that line - will be using that one next time. #SciTeachJC
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

RT @: @ I wouldn't be surprised if homework turned out to be largely pointless; there's some research that backs this up. ...
@gwiff
Griff John

@ #SciTeachJC I felt HW gave students a chance to work through problems on their own at their own pace.
@jennjtaylor
Jenn Taylor

@ A very good point - effectively telling a child "You can't learn this way, so do it this way instead". #sciteachjc


@ @ true, but *can* choose to study material in own time in a preferred way, just effective methods don't vary much! #SciteachJC

#SciTeachJC I'm metacognitive is about as use as telling you I'm Aquarius with Scorpio rising and totally useless in 'The Real World'
@Lethandrel
Lethandrel

Deffo MT @: Aren't the vast proportion of learners multi-modal in any case (i.e a combination of learning styles)? #sciteachJC
@huwmjames
Huw James


@ Think it depends who's the target: if some teachers encouraged to broaden their approach then full steam ahead... #SciTeachJC
@karenbultitude
Karen Bultitude

RT @: #SciTeachJC I'm metacognitive is about as use as telling you I'm Aquarius with Scorpio rising and totally useless in 'Th ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ I'm not sure that doing that w/out supervision is good idea; pupils end up spendng ages on something they can't do. #SciTeachJC
@Alby
Alby Reid

@ Exactly. By labelling a child as a visual learner and catering to that, they won't improve kinaesthetic abilities #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall


I was told that OFSTED liked you to have in your register a V, A or K next to every students name. #SciTeachJC

@ @ Excellent point about not improving weaknesses. #SciTeachJC
@sciteachcremin
Doug Cremin

@ ...But if other teachers already use a variety of approaches then it could become 'labelling'. #SciTeachJC
@karenbultitude
Karen Bultitude

Can kiss *here* RT @: I was told that OFSTED liked you to have in your register a V, A or K next to every students name. #SciTeachJC

@ There are some schools that've abolished homework (and tried other "interventions"). Wish they'd make data public. #SciTeachJC
@Alby
Alby Reid

@ I would imagine that is a myth... (like they have to see a lesson plan) #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall


Has knowing your own learning style helped any of you personally (it definitely has in my case... v unexpected result also!) #SciTeachJC
@karenbultitude
Karen Bultitude
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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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