Research Now—Do Learning Styles Exist?


It is often suggested that teachers adjust their teaching to account for students’ differing learning styles. But is there any evidence that learning styles, as they are usually discussed, even exist?

Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2008). Learning styles: Concepts and evidence. Psychological science in the public interest9(3), 105–119.

Research Now brings together faculty members interested in discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning in higher education. Each monthly meeting will feature a new research article that addresses a current topic or issue in this area. All faculty are welcome to attend and propose articles for discussion.

Registration is preferred (you will receive a copy of the article under discussion in advance) but not required.