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July 19, 2007

Myers-Briggs types and learning styles

Thanks to Stephen for pointing out this article in JOLT.

I was really surprised by the distribution of types represented in the sample, largely as I consistently come out as ENFP, one of the personality types completely absent from the group of 213 trainee teachers studied.

I'm not exactly sold on the "learning styles" discourse, but personality has to have some impact on learning, even if the effects are not of the order that can be systematically acted upon. I'm sure it must have some impact on "teaching styles", which is rather more to the point, especially with these students. Hence, like Stephen, I'm alarmed by the list of learning behaviours (taken from Golay) that are associated with the most prevalent personality types of the teachers.

Via OLDaily.

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