ERIC Number: ED342501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Establishing Staff Training for Identifying Learning Styles in the Preschool Setting.
Owens, S. Jane
A practicum involved the design and implementation of a 10-week workshop that acquainted the staff of a nursery school with information about learning styles in the preschool. It was determined that because of a lack of information about learning styles, teachers and staff lacked the skills and confidence needed to apply learning style theory to their lesson plans, instruction, and communication with parents. The workshop series consisted of sessions on behavior styles, modality and hemisphere dominance, discipline, and parent communication. The series involved staff in the process of identifying students' learning styles, updating forms used at the school, and modifying teaching styles to blend with the learning styles of students. Results of the practicum were positive. Evaluations of the workshops by staff members indicated that they gained a good perspective on learning style and the effects of learning style on the daily process at preschool. Staff surveys indicated improved understanding of learning style and a willingness to use this understanding in the classroom. Included in this document are suggestions for implementation of future projects and a review of the literature on learning style. Appended are 33 references and related materials. (Author/GLR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova University.