Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes
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“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style –

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style – | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
It may now be time to bury the learning styles myth once and for all. By Christian Jarrett
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Christian Jarrett summarises research really well, including this new study that highlights when students are studying in their supposed preferred learning style, that they don't achieve better results!
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Nuts and Bolts: How to Rock Your Virtual Classroom with Participant Chat

Nuts and Bolts: How to Rock Your Virtual Classroom with Participant Chat | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
Participant chat is a tool included in most virtual classroom products, yet it is underutilized. If you think of it as just a place for participants t
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Jane Bozarth is brilliant live online and in using technology in a variety of ways for great learning and interactivity. This article is about some brilliant ways to use the chat panel in your live online sessions.

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Eradicating the Learning Styles Myth

Eradicating the Learning Styles Myth | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
Ancient peoples invented colorful stories about powerful gods expressing themselves through the physical world. They were trying to make sense of their world, using the only tools available at the time.
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Great insights from brain book author Margie Meacham about learning styles
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The TJ podcast: June 2017 | Training Journal

Jon and Jo survey the news, put the 'meh' in Mehrabian and talk to editor-in-chief Debbie Carter about why everyone should enter the TJ Awards.
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You can hear myself and Training Journal Editor Jon Kennard discuss the misuse of research behind the Mehrabian communication model.
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A convenient untruth

A convenient untruth | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
learning, technology, education, steve, wheeler, social media, internet, mobile, school, teachers
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Steve Wheeler summarises some different research into learning styles and how it's not a robust scientific proposition. 
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All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes

All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
The myth of preferred learning styles states that people learn better when they are taught in a way that matches their preferred style. Yet there is little evidence to support this claim, and plenty of reason to doubt it.
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In depth article with great explanations. 

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The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming

The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming
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Research piece about how there is no science behind the suggestion of eyes looking one way or another indicates lying. Researched in the UK. 

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PerformanceXpress — Shooting the MBTI Sacred Cow–Personality or Palm Reading?

PerformanceXpress — Shooting the MBTI Sacred Cow–Personality or Palm Reading? | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
It was in graduate school when I first heard about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). I completed the test; and it is not the results that I remember, it is the feeling--a jolly good feeling. The test score showed a pretty portrait. I recognized myself in it, and I liked what I saw.
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Another interesting article suggesting that there's no scientific basis here. 

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Believe it or not, "learning styles" don't exist | Big Think

Believe it or not, "learning styles" don't exist | Big Think | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
What false belief is held by 93% of British teachers?
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This was tweeted by Cathy Moore (@Catmoore): Good video debunking of "We must teach to specific learning styles"

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Change Magazine - September-October 2010

Change Magazine - September-October 2010 | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
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In-depth article shared by @LearnPatch with interesting elements such as about why we should care on this subject.

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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At the end of this article is a small piece about the fallacy of multi-tasking. The rest is interesting about needing to develop focusing skills in children.
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The Myth of Learning Styles Infographic

The Myth of Learning Styles Infographic | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
The Myth of Learning Styles Infographic plus a very informative article to Debunk the myth of Learning Styles!
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Great graphical representation of this information!

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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 facts about learning that are scientifically proven and interesting for teachers

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 facts about learning that are scientifically proven and interesting for teachers | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
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A Don Clark blog about scientifically proven facts for learning. The comments are interesting to read too.

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The TJ podcast: April 2017

Stream The TJ podcast: April 2017 by Training Journal from desktop or your mobile device
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The very first Training Journal podcast. So you know, I am co-host on this! 

Every month the podcast looks at something in L&D and put's it "on trial" to see if it stands up to modern scrutiny.

This first episode focuses on debunking learning styles!
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Learning Styles Challenge -- Year Eight -- Now at $5,000

Learning Styles Challenge -- Year Eight -- Now at $5,000 | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
As of today, the Learning Styles Challenge payout is rising from $1000 to $5000! That is, if any person or group creates a real-world learning intervention that takes learning styles into account--and proves that such an intervention produces bette
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Will has been offering thousands of dollars for EIGHT YEARS to anyone who can prove learning styles...
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L&D on trial: Learning styles | Training Journal

From the first TJ podcast, here's Jon and Jo putting 'learning styles' on trial. 
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This is the video specifically of myself and Training Journal Editor Jon Kennard discussing the lack of research behind learning styles (the audio version is on the TJ Podcast, also in this curated list).
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The TJ podcast: April 2017 | Training Journal

Here it is - the first TJ podcast. Editor Jon Kennard and deputy editor Jo Cook cover L&D news, they put learning styles on trial, and the CIPD's David Hayden talks talent management strategy. Sit back, plug in and enjoy! 
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You can hear myself and Training Journal Editor Jon Kennard discuss the validity of Learning styles in this TJ podcast. 
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No evidence to back idea of learning styles | Letter

No evidence to back idea of learning styles | Letter | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
Letter: Neuromyths create a false impression of individuals’ abilities, leading to expectations and excuses that are detrimental to learning in general
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Focused on UK education system, but true for all learning professionals. A great overview read. 
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New Voices: Helpful categorisation or limiting label? | The Psychologist

New Voices: Helpful categorisation or limiting label? | The Psychologist | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
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A teenager's experience and reflection on MBTI.

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Brain Science: Are Learning Styles Valid? by Art Kohn : Learning Solutions Magazine

Brain Science: Are Learning Styles Valid? by Art  Kohn : Learning Solutions Magazine | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
During the last 30 years, the notion of learning styles has become popular in corporate training. This
month’s column
explores the concept of learning styles and examines the evidence about its pedagogical effectiveness.
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If we don't have learning styles - what do we have?

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Do you want to make a difference in L&D, or do you want to be liked?

Do you want to make a difference in L&D, or do you want to be liked? | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
June is an important month for Learning and Development (L&D). It’s Debunk Learning Styles month. It's important for the profession, and it's important to each of us individually in L&D bec...
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Don eloquently writes about why we should question practices based on the lack of empirical scientific evidence. You don't need to be rude, you can just ask where people get their information from. 

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Will at Work Learning: How Much Do People Forget?

Will at Work Learning: How Much Do People Forget? | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
This blog post is excerpted from the full report, How Much Do People Forget? Click here to download the full report. You may also access the report---and many other reports---by going to my catalog page by clicking here. Everybody Wants...
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An interesting look at the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve theory about how much people really do forget. 

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Why We're More Creative When We're Tired and 9 Other Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work - - The Buffer Blog

Why We're More Creative When We're Tired and 9 Other Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work - - The Buffer Blog | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
One of the key questions we ask ourselves as humans is this: how our brain works. We collected 10 of the most surprising facts about how our brain works and hope it
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Point 3 in this article rebukes multi-tasking. The rest of the article about the brain, and the hyperlinks, is also interesting.
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Letting go of Learning Styles

Letting go of Learning Styles | Science Debunking Learning Styles and Personality Quizzes | Scoop.it
I’ve been thinking about writing this post about learning styles for a while now. It’s an area that I’m sure everyone in the training and learning industry has had contact with at some point. The i...
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Matt references some thinking about learning styles.

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Neil Fox on the Brass Eye special

"Genetically, paedophiles have more genes in common with crabs than they do with you and me. Now that is scientific fact. There's no real evidence for it, bu...
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A funny clip from satire Brass Eye about the need for evidence...

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