Cognitive versus learning styles: Emergence of the Ideal Education Model (IEM)Journal on Educational Psychology (2014)
Societies have strived through centuries to develop educational systems that would foster the most idealistic educational outcomes in learners. The recurring patterns of underachievement and the growing rates of student drop-outs resulted in psychologists’ and educators’ attempts at a pathological examination of the causes of student failure. Models of learning and cognitive styles were proposed as possible explanation. This paper briefly reviews some of the most influential models and draws readers’ attention to their inherent shortcomings. It then proposes a more comprehensive model—the Ideal Education Model (IEM).
Publication DateFall October 1, 2014
Citation InformationSalmani Nodoushan, M. A. (2014). Cognitive versus learning styles: Emergence of the Ideal Education Model (IEM). Journal on Educational Psychology, 8(2), 31-39.