The Learning Styles Myth is Thriving in Higher Education

  title={The Learning Styles Myth is Thriving in Higher Education},
  author={P. Newton},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  • P. Newton
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • The existence of ‘Learning Styles’ is a common ‘neuromyth’, and their use in all forms of education has been thoroughly and repeatedly discredited in the research literature. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that their use remains widespread. This perspective article is an attempt to understand if and why the myth of Learning Styles persists. I have done this by analyzing the current research literature to capture the picture that an educator would encounter were they to search for… CONTINUE READING
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