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Lodge, Jason M.; Cottrell, David; Hansen, Louise – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This commentary is a response to those of Hall (2016) and Winebrenner (2016), which in turn were responses to the article the authors wrote on modality preferences and learning styles (Lodge, Hansen, & Cottrell, 2016). There are several key points the authors wish to address in this reply. Most importantly, and aligned with the aims and focus…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Problems
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Winebrenner, Susan – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
A recent study by Lodge, Hansen, and Cottrell (2016) was brought to the attention of the author of this commentary and motivated her to communicate this rebuttal regarding some of the suggested conclusions. The negative results for certain students of changing current classroom practices which have been noticeably successful for them in improving…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Preferences
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Hall, Elaine – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The author has been asked to respond to Lodge, Hansen, and Cottrell's recent (2015) paper in this journal and they have done a very thorough and scholarly job of dissecting the weaknesses of modality preference theories. They clearly and carefully analyse the nature of the evidence for modality preference and conclude that there is little if any…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, Learning Theories, Evidence