ERIC Number: ED311419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Learning Styles. Research Bulletin 72.
Leino, Anna-Liisa; And Others
A study was conducted to help clarify the definitions and mutual relationships of cognitive styles and learning styles and to find a feasible instrument to be used for diagnostic purposes to help students with learning difficulties. Subjects, 81 ninth-grade suburban Finnish comprehensive school students in five classrooms, were given the Knowledge Accessing Modes Inventory (KAMI) and the Learning Style Profile (LSP). The relationships between subscales of the instruments and between styles profile and school achievement were analyzed. Results indicated that (1) hardly any subject-related differences could be discovered between the LSP and school achievement; and (2) the Cognitive Style profile subscale of the LSP correlated highly with school achievement, but that only a few subscales of other sectors of the LSP did the same. Findings suggest that parts of the LSP can be used by teachers to help identify students with learning difficulties and that the LSP can be used in preservice teacher education to familiarize students with the controversy over learning styles. (Four figures and six tables of data are included; seven pages of references and a complete list of earlier research bulletins are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Profile (NASSP)