On Teaching Online Podcast 4 Richard Felder on learning styles

In this week's podcast we talked with Dr. Richard Felder about learning styles. Dr. Felder co-developed (with Barbara A. Soloman) an online instrument called the Index of Learning Styles that assesses student learning preferences on four dimensions. This drew on previous work with Dr. Linda Silverman and provides you with a clear description of student learning styles and information processing preferences.

The Bunk of Debunking Learning Styles
Heather Wolpert-Gawron points to her own "field studies" as a classroom teacher for 11 years to show that learning styles matter.

Learning Styles: What's Being Debunked
A cognitive psychologist responds to Heather Wolpert-Gawron's recent article on learning styles, saying teachers and research scientists need to do a better job of trying to understand one another.