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ERIC Number: ED303462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 15
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Integrating Learning Styles, Critical Thinking, and Models of Teaching in the Student Teaching Experience.
Herbster, Douglas L.; And Others
This paper first presents an overview of studies which categorized types of learning styles, teaching models, and critical thinking modes. In models of teaching, four families of human orientation to learning are identified: information processing, personal, social, and behavioral systems. Learning styles are identified as: concrete/sequential; concrete/random; abstract/random; and abstract/sequential. Modes of critical thinking are risk taking, assumption analysis, or openess. The underlying assumption of these groupings is that there are differences in ways people are oriented to learning. The characteristics of individuals in each category are described. The Gregorc Transaction Ability Inventory (TAI), which diagnoses learning style as related to individual means of transacting with the environment in the process of acquisition of information, was administered to 66 student teachers at Montana State University. An analysis of the results projects nine conclusions on the relationship between critical thinking and learning styles and critical thinking and teaching models. Results of student teacher responses are tabulated in the appendix. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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