Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
In this paper, the author examines both the history of learning modalities in reading instruction and contemporary research in using modalities to strengthen learning. He finds that while learning modality is an interesting concept, evidence regarding research questions about correlations between factors (i.e. cross-modal transfer, skill, general intelligence, chronological development, inter-sensory integration) remains indeterminate. As a result, while the research affirms the relevance of modality studies to reading instruction, the author maintains that there is not enough evidence to make them a focus of contemporary reading instruction.
Longhouse, Richard G., "A Research Review of Literature on Learning Modalities" (1975). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 900.