ERIC Number: ED270142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Learning Styles and Matching Strategies for Teaching and Learning.
Ash, Barbara F.
Drawing from a literature review of books, periodicals, and documents published since 1971, this paper provides the necessary background for a business/industrial trainer to reach trainees more effectively by identifying students' learning styles and matching styles with appropriate strategies for teaching/learning. Part A provides a summary of the literature on adult learning styles, focusing on the nature and the dimensions of learning styles and the educational implications of cognitive styles. Part B discusses various group and individual instructional methods, offers a brief outline of 14 teaching techniques, and considers the relationship of teaching methods and techniques to learning styles. Finally, part C recommends the approach to meeting individual learning styles used in the Learning Center at Bunker Hill Community College. The Bunker Hill approach, a delivery system for individualized, personalized curriculum based on mastery-level skills, centers on the premise that the individual's cognitive learning style paired with a complementary method of instruction may be the most successful approach to learning. Appendices include a learning style inventory and bibliography. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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