Learning Styles – a Myth?

What is your learning style? Kinesthetic, auditory, visual?  This post from Quartz –  Kinesthetic no more: You may think you learn better in a certain way. You actually don’tdebunks the notion of learning styles.  Interesting!   What does this mean for the plethora of publications and training courses built around the concept?

A more recent Quartz blog post states that “the concept of different ‘learning styles’ is one of the greatest neuroscience myths”.   Supported by evidence from several papers, the author suggests that we all fundamentally learn in a similar way and in spite of a “thriving industry devoted to such guidebooks”, there is little evidence to prove the hypothesis.  It’s not surprising – the theory always seemed a little simplistic to me.

TPACK Explained

This new blog is to be a commentary on all things in the world of learning technologies and pedagogical practice for both school and for tertiary education levels.

Let’s get started with TPACK.  According to this model, there are three elements and seven intersecting components required for effective technology integration – content, pedagogy and technology.

TPACK-newWho better to explain the rationale than the authors?  Koehler’s description of TPACK can be found here.