Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
. 2017 Aug;108(3):544-563.
doi: 10.1111/bjop.12214. Epub 2016 Sep 13.

Learning Style, Judgements of Learning, and Learning of Verbal and Visual Information

Affiliations

Learning Style, Judgements of Learning, and Learning of Verbal and Visual Information

Abby R Knoll et al. Br J Psychol. .

Abstract

The concept of learning style is immensely popular despite the lack of evidence showing that learning style influences performance. This study tested the hypothesis that the popularity of learning style is maintained because it is associated with subjective aspects of learning, such as judgements of learning (JOLs). Preference for verbal and visual information was assessed using the revised Verbalizer-Visualizer Questionnaire (VVQ). Then, participants studied a list of word pairs and a list of picture pairs, making JOLs (immediate, delayed, and global) while studying each list. Learning was tested by cued recall. The results showed that higher VVQ verbalizer scores were associated with higher immediate JOLs for words, and higher VVQ visualizer scores were associated with higher immediate JOLs for pictures. There was no association between VVQ scores and recall or JOL accuracy. As predicted, learning style was associated with subjective aspects of learning but not objective aspects of learning.

Keywords: cued recall; judgement of learning; learning style.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 5 articles

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback