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ERIC Number: ED176136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Learning Styles: Their Role in Teaching Evaluation and Course Design.
Riechmann, Sheryl Wetter
Whether planning a course or trying to interpret the evaluation data from a completed one, it helps to know about the students involved. Student demographic data are of some use; however, another source of data--student learning styles--may prove more valuable. Student style and preference variables have been found to account for approximately 50% of the variance in students' ratings of teaching in one study. A number of models are available for viewing student learning styles. Some of these focus on student interactions and reactions in the classroom, some focus on the developmental changes students go through in their thinking as they grow older, or progress through school and still others attend to the cognitive dimension of how students perceive, interpret and manipulate information. Each of these approaches provides a special insight into student differences and to the need for teaching methods and course designs which tap the energy and resources of our varied student population. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A