There's a good article in the NYT called Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits that addresses, some myths about learning and what the research actually shows. A good quick read for both association educators and parents of kids in school!
Then, if that piques your interest read Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals (Ruth Colvin Clark). It's available through ASTD and Amazon. It's been on my shelf for a few months and I finally made the time to read it last week, and I'm glad I did. This should be required reading for all educators/trainers! First, it addresses some common learning myths like the use of learning styles. Then, it covers current education/training research and how to apply it in education/training.