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ERIC Number: ED113325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Teacher Trainee Learning Styles and the Development of Competence.
Weil, Marsha; And Others
This report presents the results of research undertaken to determine the individual learning styles of teacher trainees and to better understand the development of teacher competency, particularly as it relates to teacher trainee learning styles. The research was conducted over a nine-month period in the context of the regular Teachers College Preservice Program for Elementary Teachers at Columbia University. The research is divided into two studies. The first is a developmental study of teacher competency and the second a study of the influence of teacher trainee learning styles on the development of teacher competency. In the first study, models of teaching are described and three types of competencies (planning, teaching, and terminal) are identified. It is reported that practice increased the level of teaching competency in each model. In the second study, four learning styles are identified and tests are made to show the influence of trainee learning styles on response to training and on pupil outcomes (recall and concept attainment). It was found that, for all learning styles, level of competence varied with the complexity of the model, and that some styles are stronger in planning than in performance. (BD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., April 1975)