This page provides links to resources that can be used to debunk/discuss myths, misconceptions, and confusions in the learning field.
In addition to using the links as resources, The Debunker Club invites you to (a) recommend additional resources by commenting on the linked pages, (b) provide counterarguments to express your opinion that the myth or misconception is actually true, (c) provide thanks to the debunkers, or (d) add your reflections.
Special thanks to contributors Will Thalheimer, PhD and Paul Kirschner, PhD.
Please use the comment function below to submit your recommendations for additional debunking targets. That is, if you think The Debunker Club ought to target another source of misinformation, let us know.
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- People Remember 10%, 20%, and Bastardizations of Dale's Cone
- Learning Styles Should Dictate Learning Designs
- Confusions Regarding Learning Objectives
- People Forget 90% of What They Learned After a Week (and variants thereof)
- Discovery Learning is Better Than More Directive Instruction
- Preeminent Expertise Requires 10,000 Hours of Practice
Under Construction and Gathering YOUR Input:
- 70-20-10 Model. We Learn 70% from Experience, 20% Socially, and 10% Formally
- Informal Learning is 80% of all Workplace Learning
- Neuroscience (Brain Science) Trumps Other Sources of Knowledge about Learning
- Learners Should Never be Allowed to Fail
- Feedback to Learners Should Always Be Immediate
- We Only Use 10% of Our Brains
- eLearning is Less Expensive Than Classroom Learning
- Different Generations Learn Differently
- Class Size Doesn't Matter
- People Learn Better When Their Learning is Condensed in Time
- Some Media Create Better Learning Than Other Media
- Meyers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI), is Valid and Reliable
- DISC is Valid and Reliable
- Only 10% of Training Transfers to the Job