Top Ten Learning Myths

Over the years there have been many theories about how we learn and therefore can improve the effectiveness of our teaching.

However, there are many educational theories that are just that, theories, that frequently have little or no supporting evidence yet have gained popularity and become almost enshrined into educational folklore as unassailable ‘fact’.

This video from the University of Queensland highlights the most common learning myths and presents the evidence against them:

Further reading

You may also like to read the following articles:

27 educational myths and how to debunk them
Becton Loveless discusses how certain teaching ideas can actually hinder, as opposed to promote, effective teaching and learning.

What are the biggest myths in education today?
Will Fastiggi presents some of the most persistent myths in education today.

Learning myths: Why do they never die?
Zsolt Olah explores why myths exist, and why it is so hard to change people’s minds about them.

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