Friday, September 10, 2010
Well...it may just be all fluff trying to convince teachers and parents a child's ability to retain information is within the power of the educator.
That's right, these theories and others regarding student's learning habits are more old-wives tales than science. See the article here.
As the results pointed out from a group of researchers, "“The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing,” "
The article does give some interesting results of what may help studying:
Don't study in the same place every time (change locations increases retention).
Also, "Varying the type of material studied in a single sitting — alternating, for example, among vocabulary, reading and speaking in a new language — seems to leave a deeper impression on the brain than does concentrating on just one skill at a time."
Posted by Joel Riley at 1:35 PM