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Designing Effective Library Tutorials by Lori Mestre

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The learning styles debate: do we need to match up learning styles with presentation styles?

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the controversy related to the study of learning styles, and provides an overview of the challenges and research that document the potential impact, both negative and positive, that can occur in the learning process when learning styles are taken into consideration. Some of the criticisms of the study of learning styles revolve around: the lack of a common definition for learning styles; whether the learning style inventories are valid; whether learning styles are measurable; and whether learning style-based instruction results in learning gains. The chapter also examines the debate on whether or not educators should ...

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