Learning Styles Resources

Blog post: Models of Learning Styles, Part 1, The MBTI

Sign up for test: Index of Learning Styles

Research Paper: Felder, Richard M., and Rebecca Brent. "Understanding student differences." Journal of engineering education 94.1 (2005): 57-72.

MBTI

Take the test online: http://www.16personalities.com

Book: People Types and Tiger Stripes: Using Psychological Type to Help Students Discover Their Unique Potential by Gordon D. Lawrence

Criticisms of MBTI

Book: The Cult of Personality Testing: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves

Article: Have we all been duped by the Myers-Briggs test? by Roman Krznaric

VARK

Article : The Nature of Preference, Neil Fleming

Article: I'm Different; Not Dumb: Modes Of Presentation (V.A.R.K) In The Tertiary Classroom, Neil Fleming. A questionnaire developed and used at Lincoln University identifies the preferences of students for particular modes of information presentation. Used with students, it can provide a focus for developing strategies that are tailored for individuals. In so doing it helps overcome the predisposition of many educators to treat all students in a similar way. Used with teachers, the questionnaire can motivate them to move from their preferred mode(s) to using others. In so doing, they reach more students because of the better match between teacher and learner styles. Some case studies of students and teachers, empowered by the questionnaire, are provided.

VARK began in 1987. The publication that launched VARK was Not Another Inventory, Rather A Catalyst For Reflection, Neil Fleming And Colleen Mills, Lincoln University.

Article: Facts, Fallacies And Myths: Vark And Learning Preferences, Neil Fleming.

Examples of different learning styles:

Visual: Udacity

Aural: Radiolab

Read/Write: Wikipedia


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