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ERIC Number: ED168986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Learning Implications of Educational Value Conflicts Between Students and Instructors.
Dixon, Nancy
It is hypothesized in this study that given an understanding of the educational value levels of students, instructors could modify their teaching methods to accommodate various levels reflected in their classes. Six value systems for both teachers and students are identified: (1) tradition oriented; (2) individualistic; (3) structured; (4) scientific; (5) group oriented; and (6) meaning oriented. Instructors participating in this research project were given questionnaires for themselves and their students designed to clarify individual learning and teaching styles and preferences. Upon completion of the questionnaires, norms for the student population and the faculty were generated. Results of these findings are presented in tabular form, and several case studies are presented to exemplify difficulties caused by poor matching between teaching styles and learning styles. It is suggested that the use of value level plus cognitive style would produce an instrument that would identify appropriate teaching methodology and study skills for each value level. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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