Coffield et al (2004) are so critical of some popular learning style ‘checklists’ that they recommend that
their use be discontinued in classrooms immediately:
Hattie makes it clear that producing a metastudy on the effect of matching style of learning is difficult-
there is widespread evidence of poor study design, including the confusion of learning style with learning
strategy. Hattie states that, “it is hard not to be sceptical about these learning preference claims”.
Learning strategies, yes;
enjoying learning, yes;
learning styles, no.