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ERIC Number: ED387067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Pages: 22
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Learning Styles: A Review of the Literature.
Swanson, Linda J.
In light of recent research suggesting links between learning style and culture, this review of the literature looked at the various definitions of learning style, reviewed a framework for categorizing the types of instruments used to assess learning style, and explored the literature on learning style research among diverse groups. The study reviewed definitions of learning style versus cognitive style and explored learning style theories including personality models, an information processing model, and the social interaction model. The study also explored research on learning styles among diverse groups at the postsecondary level and found that much of this research finds that learning styles may follow cultural patterns. Exploration of the implications of the relationship between learning styles and cultural diversity for higher education instruction led to the conclusion that colleges and universities should conduct professional development activities on the use of learning styles in improving teaching and student development, that classroom research in this area should be promoted, that curricular experiences should help students learn how to learn, and that search committees should take candidates' understanding of teaching and learning practices into account. (Contains 32 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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