ERIC Number: ED172635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-9
Teaching and Learning Styles in Higher Education: Match or Mismatch?
Blue, Terry W.
Student and faculty perceptions of teaching styles, learning styles, and the use of various educational environments were compared at a small, highly selective liberal arts college. Student and faculty perceptions of the subject matter characteristics of academic departments and students' orientations to the subject matter of the departments were also analyzed. The theoretical framework that was adapted for categorizing different styles of teaching was developed by Richard Mann (1975). An adaption of the Student Learning Style Questionnaire developed by Grasha (1972) and Riechmann and Grasha (1974) was chosen as the basis for assessing student learning styles. Berquist and Phillips' (1975) classification of educational environments and Biglan's (1973) model for the classification of academic departments were also adapted for the study. Kolb's Learning Style Inventory was used to investigate the learning styles of students in departments of varying subject matter orientation. Statistical data, a descriptive summary of the findings, and a brief bibliography are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Instruction, Conference Reports, Departments, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Learning, Learning Experience, Majors (Students), Models, Questionnaires, Research Projects, Small Colleges, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)