ERIC Number: ED303851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Learning Styles: Key to Improving Schools and Student Achievement.
Dunn, Rita; Griggs, Shirley A.
Curriculum Report, v18 n3 Jan 1989
Learning style is the way people concentrate on, internalize, and remember new and difficult knowledge or skills. It is composed of cognitive, motivational, and physiological elements that affect each person's ability to perceive, interact with, and respond to the learning environment. Extensive research documents the hypothesis that when students are taught through their learning strengths, they internalize more, retain it longer, and enjoy the process better than when they are taught through their weaknesses. Visits to learning styles programs in secondary schools throughout the United States revealed patterns of instruction that varied dramatically from conventional education. Learning styles instruction at the following schools is briefly described: (1) Corsicana High School, Texas; (2) Midwest High School, Wyoming; (3) Sacred Heart Academy, New York; (4) Robeson High School, Illinois; and (5) Cedar Crest High School, Pennsylvania. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Learning Modalities, Learning Strategies, School Effectiveness, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.50 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.