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Learning Via Your Style | DJ Cunningham | [email protected]

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Education expert DJ Cunningham details his struggles with dyslexia growing up, and demonstrates the value of viewing learning disabilities as learning differences. DJ is a pioneer in the use of assistive technology to support learning disabilities and the co-founder of LEARNstyle. DJ is revolutionizing the methodology for determining a student’s preferred learning style with a web-based, gamified inventory tool called PULSE (Personal Use Learning Style Evaluation). When deployed, PULSE will provide the possibility of substantial operational efficiencies for schools to achieve improved student success and achievement. DJ is currently featured as a MaRS Education Changemaker. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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AlluraCellario (2 months ago)
This guy deserves a lot more attention, I like this Ted talk!
LostInLeiden (6 months ago)
Great talk but the whole theory of learning styles has been completely debunked by hard research
Matthew Moreno (1 year ago)
That is awesome. "I just don't learn well the way that school teaches." I've heard it a million times and it is absolutely true. There is one thing that must be addressed for teachers who listen to this. You must distinguish between learning style and learning disability. There is no research that supports teaching to a preferred learning style increases learning in most students. HOWEVER, when a student has a sensory processing problem, then obviously teaching in a fashion that directly approaches the disorder will not be effective. Identifying skills and strategies that allow a student with a disorder to be successful can be transformational. It is necessary to not fall into edumyths about learning styles. Labeling students with a certain learning style can affect efficacy in a negative manner.
msk msk (11 months ago)
So true about the learning styles neuromyth. Thoughtful comment.
Lula Gravel (2 years ago)
What a wonderful talk DJ😊thank you for your incredible insight!
Ayan Bhowmick (2 years ago)
This speaker is awesome. :)

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