Changing the way we approach learning styles in teacher education

Session description

Carol Lethaby
Patricia Harries

Session details:

We will discuss and evaluate how we openly teach trainee teachers the notion of 'neuromyth', and that there is no evidence to support the assessment and accommodation of learning styles as a way to enhance language learning. We'll show how we facilitate this discussion and focus instead on evidence-based teaching and training techniques. 

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Since workings of the brain are still too far from being studied and understood in their full complexity, I wouldn't dare propagate so boldly, especially using multiple sensory input in the form of audio, visual, and kinesthetic presentation, that there is NO evidence for learning styles. In fact, there's a vast chasm between NO evidence and NOT ENOUGH evidence, if you will. Or, maybe, I'm just another victim of the meshing theory. :-)