Finley, Are Learning Styles Real – and Useful?

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Todd Finley has an article over at Edutopia that looks 9 varying viewpoints by “learning experts” on learning styles.  The 9 viewpoints come from:
  1. Harold Pashler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, and Robert A. Bjork
  2. Mark K. Smith
  3. David J.M. Kraemer, Lauren M. Rosenberg, and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill
  4. Stephen Downes
  5. Howard Gardner
  6. Eric Jensen
  7. Annie Murphy Paul
  8. Carol Tomlinson
  9. David Glenn

The article provides a useful summary of the various viewpoints from these learning experts.  They address most of the pertinent issues associated with learning styles.