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The debate has been going on for a while. Most critics will say there is no
hard evidence learning styles work the way we thought they did. There is an
interesting chapter in *Make it stick, *as well as other studies (I have
attached one).

I guess this is why "learning preferences" has replaced the term, lately.
I personally train our tutors on what the two sides of the debate say, what
and how we can use for tutoring, and, most importantly, the potentially
negative consequences of blindly embracing the idea an individual learns
one way and one way only. I also use  research on how the brain learns, and
the very good chapters you can find in the CRLA Handbook. There is also a
good video on Khan Academy that highlights the importance of making and
fixing mistakes.

I hope this helps.

Ira



On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM Saundra Y McGuire <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Kelly is right on target.  I address this in our book, Teach Students How
> to Learn.  I’m speaking at WPI in 5 minutes so I’ll send a more
> comprehensive response later.  In the meantime read the article at this
> link
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www4.ncsu.edu_unity_lockers_users_f_felder_public_Papers_LS-5FValidity-28On-2DCourse-29.pdf&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=5iRS7tVWd2Xj5UcRpcV_BzsHAaq8cJYPzePeS-vzRPA&s=7CMTh24vC2IH2b6ChtxvJ8-CMddzPSt7RNfwoZ7nyMg&e=
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www4.ncsu.edu_unity_lockers_users_f_felder_public_Papers_LS-5FValidity-28On-2DCourse-29.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=OvPFjqS9oQN1A947GWipuhSW6GqoWAFnDOyXo4ANXXw&s=wUofF7VHPB1rxFUdkgEns-dQ9hYoK-iJr2sbU8rYSn0&e=>
> and keep doing those learning styles assessments.  Just call them learning
> style preferences.
>
>
>
> More tonight,
> Saundra
>
>
>
> Saundra McGuire, Ph.D.
>
> *New Online Course on Teach Students How to Learn
> (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__optimizelearning.org_workshops_teach-2Dstudents-2Dhow-2Dto-2Dlearn&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=5iRS7tVWd2Xj5UcRpcV_BzsHAaq8cJYPzePeS-vzRPA&s=EtaMyBvzyGRxIjG2kfrfAVlLiLh2DKcigvNhGluQcco&e=
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__optimizelearning.org_workshops_teach-2Dstudents-2Dhow-2Dto-2Dlearn&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=5iRS7tVWd2Xj5UcRpcV_BzsHAaq8cJYPzePeS-vzRPA&s=EtaMyBvzyGRxIjG2kfrfAVlLiLh2DKcigvNhGluQcco&e=>)*
>
> Author of *Teach Yourself How to Learn (Info at
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_y9aqwhhx&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=5iRS7tVWd2Xj5UcRpcV_BzsHAaq8cJYPzePeS-vzRPA&s=z6aWo4sSl9LSU19_zaBjR7fnhXT6HL6gMq6T-pzT2Qw&e=
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_y9aqwhhx&d=DwMGaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=OvPFjqS9oQN1A947GWipuhSW6GqoWAFnDOyXo4ANXXw&s=J-q1MFdTTXBzOgXacETVu25221kcZL4grQbVGmetRKs&e=>)*
>
> Author of Teach Students *How* to Learn (Info at
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_ogfktwp&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=5iRS7tVWd2Xj5UcRpcV_BzsHAaq8cJYPzePeS-vzRPA&s=bkb4yqBPVFgoQvRV6xj_vuMZR20CApf1L_wwVg2j6EY&e=
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_ogfktwp&d=DwMGaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=OvPFjqS9oQN1A947GWipuhSW6GqoWAFnDOyXo4ANXXw&s=f2Z_uzgBdrC9efalEoSATqcAyG6dIHUUQlTnFxa0gFk&e=>
> )
>
> Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success
>
> (Ret) Assistant Vice Chancellor  & Professor of Chemistry
>
> Louisiana State University
>
>
>
> *From:* Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *RoseAnn Osmanian
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 6, 2018 10:15 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: Learning Styles in Tutoring
>
>
>
> Hi, Kelly.
>
>
>
> I’ve moved away from the Learning Styles inventory and sometimes show
> students and tutors part of this Ted Talk that argues that the research on
> it is problematic: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__youtu.be_855Now8h5Rs&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=5iRS7tVWd2Xj5UcRpcV_BzsHAaq8cJYPzePeS-vzRPA&s=I1pnWnE4Ibf39MnlVaJFrc86LFSD93KnhFBiEC-3rgI&e=
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__youtu.be_855Now8h5Rs&d=DwMGaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=13oPI5ip06DulsCarmneCnz3CvZ1_3rzxHtMYAADAV4&s=NAzqPSPlpsGlx-l1HPkCetR1abVrGKdCDB3Wdcyp5s8&e=>.
> Instead, I use Bloom’s Taxonomy to discuss learning strategies.
>
>
>
> Nonetheless, I encourage students to be metacognitive about their learning
> strategies and use what works best for them. So many students are familiar
> with learning styles, and the strategies are still helpful as long as
> students and tutors are careful not to pigeonhole themselves into certain
> categories.
>
>
>
> -Rose Ann
>
>
>
>
>
> Rose Ann Osmanian
>
> Language Success Center: English, Reading, & Writing
>
> 909-652-6925
>
>
>
> *From:* Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <
> [log in to unmask]> *On Behalf Of *Askey, Kelly L.
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7:52 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Learning Styles in Tutoring
>
>
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
>
>
> When I became the peer tutoring supervisor, learning styles assessments
> were part of the intake process for new peer tutoring students. I have
> continued doing this, and some students say they find it helpful, and
> tutors also believe it is beneficial. However, I am wondering if there is
> any research out there on this topic.
>
>
>
> I have searched some academic databases, but surprisingly have not found
> anything on learning styles as it relates to its use in tutoring. So, if
> any of you have some sources you could direct me to, I’d appreciate it!
>
>
>
> *Kelly Askey lodes  **|*  Peer/Group Tutoring & Study Skills Development
> Supervisor
>
>
>
> Academic Support Center at Florissant Valley
>
> 3400 Pershall Rd.| St. Louis, MO 63135  |voice 314.513.4073 | email
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
> *From:* Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf Of *Chasmar,
> Justine
> *Sent:* Monday, November 05, 2018 3:43 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: Does anybody use WCOnline for group tutoring? Does anybody
> use their card reader?
>
>
>
> Hi Ira!
>
>
>
> I’d love to chat more about my experience. We got WCOnline this year and
> our Writing Center uses it as well. I’m currently using it for
> appointments, drop-in sessions, and workshops. I don’t, however, think I’m
> using the software the best way and am learning as I go. I’d love to hear
> from anyone who has created internal how-to’s or has any insight. Thanks!
>
>
>
> ~Justine
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
> Justine Chasmar, Ph.D.
>
>
>
> Director, Quantitative Reasoning Center
>
> Assistant Professor
>
> Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences
> Goucher College
>
> Julia Rogers 143
>
> 1021 Dulaney Valley Road
>
> Baltimore, MD 21204
>
> Office: 410-337-6302
>
>
>
> *From: *Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <
> [log in to unmask]> on behalf of Ira Fabri <[log in to unmask]>
> *Reply-To: *Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <
> [log in to unmask]>
> *Date: *Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:45 AM
> *To: *"[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> *Subject: *Does anybody use WCOnline for group tutoring? Does anybody use
> their card reader?
>
>
>
> Hi, All.
>
>
>
> We offer small group tutoring, by appointment. We are looking at how
> WCOnline could work, with this option. We are also looking at their card
> reader to log tutors in and out (and potentially students).
>
>
>
> If anybody has information and tips, I would be very interested in hearing
> them.
>
>
>
> Best
>
>
>
> Ira
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ira Fabri
>
> *Pronouns: She, Her, Hers*
>
> Assistant Director of Tutoring
>
> Learning Resources Center (LRC)
>
> Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA)
>
> UMBC
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> 1000 Hilltop Circle
>
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>
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Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA)
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