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"258/365: Pheasant?" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by davidmulder61   Here is another example of why propagators of “learning styles” do schooling and education a disservice. An NBC correspondent highlighted a quote from a WaPo article: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost […]

Since some people would rather watch a video bite than read articles, I share SciShow’s Hank Green’s 2.5 minute critique of “learning styles”. Video source From a review of research, Green highlighted how: the only study that seemed to support learning styles was severely flawed students with perceptions that they had one style over others […]

Here is an interesting article from The Chronicle: Matching Teaching Style to Learning Style May Not Help Students. The recommendation of the study is: for instructors… [to] not waste any time or energy trying to determine the composition of learning styles in their classrooms… Instead, teachers should worry about matching their instruction to the content […]

RSS feeds delivered these useful resources. I am putting them online as I also use my blog as idea cloud that I can revisit. Online teaching tips Do students cheat more in online classes? Maybe not. Student “learning styles” theory is bunk

Does anyone learn anything from school-sanctioned e-learning days? Do the kids learn? Do the teachers? Do the administrators? As an e-learning practitioner and director before, I had enough data, knowledge, and authority to say the answers to those questions was no. I have even described many e-learning events as more e-doing than actual e-learning. Now […]

Anyone who still thinks that the VAK (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) typology is valid should watch the video below. Video source A few people were blindfolded and had to guess who other people were and what they looked like just from the sound of their voices. Proponents of any “learning style” inventory paint themselves into a […]

You hurt your bottomline if you rely only on the short term view. This applies equally in business and in schooling. One thing I dislike about neighbourhood malls in Singapore is getting harassed by promoters and sellers. They aggressively tout their insurance, banking, or other wares by pushing “gifts” in my face, standing in my […]

“inspiration: label for categories” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Bene* Some labels hinder more than they help. The tweet below highlights “millennials”. Stop “dealing with millenials” or any generation for that matter, and START seeing people as individuals, unique in talent and strengths! #SHRM18 — Carlos Escobar (@cescobar78) June 17, 2018 I add to my list of pet peeve […]

I like watching videos where experts either explain difficult concepts to learners of different ages or just to kids. The video below is one of the latter. Video source Explaining to an adult how to create bioluminescent plants from firefly DNA is challenging, much less kids. The two content experts from MIT were not quite […]

Here is some context for my reflection today: @davidhogg111 was a survivor of the school shooting in Florida and an emergent spokesperson and leader in the days that followed. I read this tweet and immediately thought about how some teachers are on the warpath to make themselves irrelevant. Warning: Strong language ahead. This quote from […]

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