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ERIC Number: ED434083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 23
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Assessing the Impact of College Teachers' Learning Style on Student Outcomes: A Pilot Study at the University of Central Florida.
Warren, Bonnie Z.
This paper investigates the effects of faculty learning style on students' grades in five different class sections at the University of Central Florida. Convenience samples were drawn from the five classes to determine if there was a relationship between teacher learning style and student achievement in their classes, which were: Chemistry I, Chemistry for Non-Majors (two sections), General Biology, and Law and the Legal System. Kolb's Learning Style Inventory was administered to faculty and students in the classes, and one-way analysis of variance and chi-square measurements were conducted to determine significant differences in grade and learning style. Results from two of the five classes indicated that students with a learning style matching that of the instructor tended to have higher grade averages, although not significantly higher, than students with learning styles different from the instructor. However, other factors affected the learning outcomes of the students, such as supplemental instruction, teacher preparation flexibility, and initial student ability. Further research is needed to verify the impact of teacher learning styles on student outcomes. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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