ERIC Number: ED115322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Personalizing Learning Processes.
Roberts, Dayton Y.
The growth of interest in personalized learning, which emphasizes the realization and development of the self-concept in the learning process, prompted educators to combine the Jungian psychological theories of Perceiving and Judging with the personality types measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to form a model for veiwing community college instructors and students. A sample of 354 full-time community college teachers and 335 first-term community college freshmen were compared within this framework. The most significant difference between the teacher and student typologies was in Sensing (a person values the immediate realities of direct experience) versus Intuition (one prefers the inferred meanings, relationships and possibilities of experience), with the students scoring high on Sensing and Judging, teachers high on Intuition and Perception. These types learn in different ways: Sensing in a systematic manner using primarily the five senses, and Intuiting in a flexible manner relying heavily on language. This basic mismatch between the preferred learning and teaching styles of students and teachers, which may be characteristic in community colleges, can be corrected by the use of self-concept theory, which will play a key role in making education a humanizing process. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator