Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review

Frank Coffield, Institute of Education, University of London
David Moseley,University of Newcastle
Elaine Hall, University of Newcastle
Kathryn Ecclestone,University of Exeter

© Learning and Skills Research Centre, 2004

This report critically reviews the literature on learning styles and examines in detail 13 of the most influential models. The report concludes that it matters fundamentally which instrument is chosen. The implications for teaching and learning in post-16 learning are serious and should be of concern to learners, teachers and trainers, managers, researchers and inspectors.