publication . Article . 2010

Learning styles in the classroom: Educational benefit or planning exercise?

Hulme, JA; Allcock, SJ;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2010
  • Publisher: British Psychological Society
Abstract
Differentiation of teaching is encouraged to accommodate student diversity. This study investigated whether using learning styles as a basis for differentiation improved A-level student performance, compared to differentiation on the basis of academic ability. Matched classes of A-level psychology students participated. In one class, learning activities were differentiated by academic ability; in the other class, learning activities were differentiated by learning style for nine weeks, followed by a further class test. Student understanding of learning styles was also investigated. Both classes significantly improved from baseline to final test, but there was no...
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