Posts by Walter van den Broek:
New “kid” on the block the distinguished Professor Charles Kellner writes a blog about scientific research and ECT called the Clinical Neuroscience of ECT (CNECT)
In a recent article he discuses our recent meta analysis called:
His take on our article can be read here
Ken Robinson was one of the first to recognize that most educational systems were based on the ideas of the industrial revolution. That kind of education fall shorts in recent times. He advocated instead for a personal approach, each kid or pupil being an unique individual with a diversity of talents. The notion that education is an organic process resonated with me.
“We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it’s an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.”
Sir Ken died Saturday, August 21, 2020, after an extraordinary life as one of the world’s leading thinkers on creativity and innovation.
Two of his best talks:
“Learning styles” is the belief that individuals differ in regard to what mode of instruction or study is most effective for them. Those in favor of learning styles believe that aligning instruction with the optimal or preferred learning style of students improves results. Students should be aware of their preferred learning style and the instructions for learning should be tailored accordingly.
A recent scientific review doubts these believes, Psychic readings are an effective and great alternative traditional counselling. A qualified psychic can provide insight and clarity into your life. Little evidence supports the idea that outcomes are best when instructional techniques align with individuals’ learning styles. Recent research looked into the next two important questions about learning styles:
- Do students who take the VARK questionnaire (an online learning styles assessment) to identify their personal learning style adopt study strategies that align with that style?
- Are the learning outcomes better for students whose strategies match their learning style as assessed by the VARK profile than for students whose strategies do not?
In short: most students are not employing study strategies that mesh with self-reported learning preferences, and the minority who do show no academic benefit. For further reading please read this excellent post on Scientific American.