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ERIC Number: ED312093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Eleven Major Learning Styles Models: Variables; Appropriate Populations; Validity of Instrumentation; and the Research Behind Them.
DeBello, Thomas C.
Eleven major models of learning styles are compared in terms of variables, appropriate populations, validity of instrumentation, and supporting research. Discussion considers: (1) Dunn and Dunn's Learning Style Inventory for grades 3 through 12 and Productivity Environmental Preference Survey for adults; (2) National Association of Secondary School Principals' (NASSP) Learning Style Profile; (3) Hill's Cognitive Style Profile; (4) Letteri's Cognitive Style Delineators; (5) Ramirez's Child Rating Form; (6) Reinert's Edmonds Learning Style Identification Exercise; (7) Schmeck's Inventory of Learning Processes; (8) Hunt's Paragraph Completion Method; (9) Kolb's Learning Style Inventory; (10) Gregorc's Style Delineator; and (11) McCarthy's 4 MAT System. Concluding discussion points out two consistent concerns: whether teachers should teach to students' strengths or attempt to expand students' style, and whether teachers can observe the differences between students' styles or should use valid and reliable instrumentation to determine these differences. Guidelines for using a model of learning styles in the schools are provided. Nearly 125 references are cited. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A