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ERIC Number: ED249183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Learning Style and Teaching Style Analysis in the Teacher Education Curriculum: A Synthesis Approach.
Davidman, Leonard
Learning style based education (LSBE) is an instructional approach which forms the basis for a new teaching technique, learning style informed instruction (LSII). LSBE is a special form of individualized instruction in which the instructional decisions teachers make about specific students are heavily influenced by knowledge of the characteristic cognitive, affective, and physiological behaviors that serve as relatively stable indicators of how learners perceive, interact, and respond to the learning environment. LSII is a form of instruction in which teachers collect and make use of learning style data on their students (collected by learning style instruments and/or teacher observations) only when they consider it sensible to do so. This allows teachers to match their own teaching style with their students' learning style without attempting to create optimal matches between all relevant characteristics of all students at all times. A description is given of how this synthesis approach is currently being employed in a course for prospective elementary school teachers. Included in this discussion is a copy of the Learning Style/Teaching Style Analysis Worksheet, which is used by student teachers to clarify their understanding of their own cognitive style and that of their pupils. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A