21 August 2019
Out of all the myths that abound in L&D, perhaps the greatest of all, both in extent and longevity, is that of learning styles. Despite all the quality research undertaken over the last 15 years showing that learning styles do not work, many people simply refuse to believe the results and carry on using them to design learning provision. The question now needs to be asked whether the use of learning styles is actually harmful? Here, Judith Christian-Carter looks at the potential harm of using learning styles.