Saturday, April 25, 2009

Learning styles are b*llocks #438

Among further nails in the coffin of learning styles is this gem:

Baroness Greenfield (Greenfield, 2007) has said the 'Learning styles … are nonsense' because, it is inferred, 'that is not how the brain works', and Willingham agrees (Willingham, 2009). Baroness Greenfield is a neuro-scientist, hence the inferral, and refuses to answer why she says that they are 'nonsense'. What is her evidence? She leaves it to her PA to write to us saying that we should buy her books (Greenfield, 2009), which we did, (Greenfield, 2000a, 2000b, 20008) but they did not explain why she thinks learning styles are nonsense.