New take on learning begins 175 lecture series

For Immediate Release: Sept. 3, 2014

BLOOMSBURG — Beth Rogowsky, assistant professor of education, will kick off Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s 175th anniversary faculty lecture series. Rogowsky’s lecture, “Learning Styles Have Nothing to Do with Learning,” will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Kuster Auditorium, room 108 of Hartline Science Center.

Faculty Lecture Series

“Learning Styles Have Nothing to Do with Learning” is based on research by Rogowsky and two colleagues that was recently published in the Journal of Educational Psychology.

In her lecture, Rogowsky will challenge the idea that a student’s learning style — be it auditory, visual or tactile — leads to better educational performance.

“Preferences may help with motivation of reluctant learners,” Rogowski said, “but students have to be able to read, process and comprehend information.”

Rogowsky’s lecture is free and open to the public.

Upcoming presentations in the Fall Faculty Lecture Series include:

  • Steven Hales, professor of philosophy, “Moral Luck,” on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., at Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium
    Robert Dunkelberger, associate professor and archivist, “BU: An Institutional History,” on Tuesday Oct. 21, 7 p.m., at Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium
  • Michael Shepard, professor of environmental, geographical and geological sciences, “Scientific History,” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., at Kuster Auditorium, 108 Hartline Science Center
  • Barbara Wilson, associate professor of exceptionalities, “Pre-K Reading is More Than Pictures,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., at Kuster Auditorium, 108 Hartline Science Center
  • Victoria Geyfman, associate professor of finance, “The Benefits of Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis,” (invitation only), at The Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis in Sutliff Hall

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.