ERIC Number: ED318537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Students' Preferences in Types of Classroom Instruction and the Compatibility between Teaching/Learning Styles.
This study was conducted at John Abbott College to determine the preferences of psychology students among five styles of classroom instruction: films, group discussions, lectures, teacher-led questions and answers, or videos. Questionnaires were distributed in four psychology teachers' upper-level courses, lower-level courses, and continuing education courses. Usable data were obtained from two teachers and 585 students. Teachers were asked to anticipate the students' responses as to preferences of the teaching styles. Films were ranked as first preference by 31% of the students, videos second (31%), group discussions third (31%), teacher-led questions and answers fourth (34%), and lectures fifth (31%). Student rankings coincided with the teachers' predictions. Due to limited teacher participation, not enough data were collected to draw conclusions about preferred learning styles or teacher awareness of these preferred styles. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Abbott Coll., Sainte Anne de Bellevue (Quebec).