ERIC Number: EJ923295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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Does Styles Research Have Useful Implications for Educational Practice?
Mayer, Richard E.
Learning and Individual Differences, v21 n3 p319-320 Jun 2011
This paper reviews eight articles on the implications of styles research contained in this special issue of "Learning and Individual Differences". Three of the papers present original research on topics such as the nature of visualizer cognitive style and intuitive cognitive style. Five of the papers offer reviews or analyses of styles research, such as the degree to which a person's learning style changes with experience, the degree to which styles research is making useful progress, and the degree to which researchers should advocate styles research. However, the papers do not provide much progress in testing the learning styles hypothesis--the idea that instructional method should be aligned with learning style.
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Intuition, Researchers, Journal Articles
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