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ERIC Number: ED124504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Personal Learning Styles: Exploring the Individual's Sensory Input Processes.
Gilley, Daryl V.; French, Russell L.
This study identified a set of six theoretical styles of learning which have as their base the individual's preferential sensory input mode. Styles involved in the study were based upon the visual, aural, haptic, interactive, print, and kinesthetic modalities. A multi-modal paired associates learning test (MMPALT) was used to determine the subject's preferred sensory input mode. The sample population consisted of 24 third-grade children from five Knoxville City Elementary Schools in Knoxville, Tennessee. Subjects who had been previously classified as high achievers or low achievers, based upon their score on the total reading and total mathematics sections of the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, were administered the six sections of the MMPALT. Using the analysis of variance technique, it was found that: (1) children did receive and process information with different degrees of efficiency; (2) significant differences existed between children of different achievement levels; (3) significant differences existed between children of similar achievement levels; (4) the variable of sex was found to be nonsignificant; (5) significant differences existed between modes of information input; and (6) each child possessed a different hierarchial alignment of preferred sensory input modes. (Author)
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee