Learning style: snake oil or solid strategy?

Mortimore, T (2019) 'Learning style: snake oil or solid strategy?' Patoss Bulletin, 32 (2). pp. 22-40. ISSN 1476-1521

Official URL: https://www.patoss-dyslexia.org/Resources/019184ea...

Abstract

The use of learning style approaches remains comparatively common in the world of SpLD/dyslexia support, despite the fact that learning style theory has caused controversy and division among educators and psychologists over the past twenty years. A slightly daunting invitation to represent the world of learning style at a recent ADSHE conference, where neuroscientists had been invited to enjoy a spot of myth-busting, forced me to re-examine an area from which I have moved more recently into other research projects around dyslexia and inclusion. It is always enlightening and, it could be argued, essential to re-examine our assumptions and this paper maps out where I find myself, over ten years on from the 2008 publication of the second edition of my book “Dyslexia and Learning Style”.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: learning style, cognitive style, mixed methodology research, SpLD/dyslexia, accessibility
Divisions: School of Education
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 11:22
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 16:21
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