ERIC Number: ED417945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
The Learning Styles of Monozygotic Twins Studying Science.
Mascazine, John R.
The background research on learning styles spans several decades, though much of it is quantitative data obtained using survey methods. Similarly, the research involving twins and their unique genetic condition historically predates the interest and knowledge of learning styles. This study seeks to explore both of these areas with the objective of discovering patterns and emergent themes of benefit to educators, parents, and twins. Data for this study comes from in-depth interviewing, grounded surveys, document collection, and the use of a learning styles instrument. Fifty pairs of twins participated in the study and were selected on several criteria including a minimum of 12 years of traditional school experience, interest or academic pursuit of science or technology related education, and a willingness to be interviewed, take the survey, and complete the other documents. Results indicate that twins exhibit great similarity in motivation for studying science and unique communication patterns. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Consultation of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (7th, Trinidad, West Indies, February 26-28, 1998). Printed on colored paper.