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ERIC Number: ED445035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Differences in Learning Styles in Different Cultures: A Qualitative Study.
Cagiltay, Kursat; Bichelmeyer, Barbara
A qualitative study explores culture and learning styles relationships for three Turkish and two U.S. graduate students at a U.S. university. Each participant provided information in a semistructured interview for about 2 hours. All three Turkish students stressed the conservative nature of their culture and its effects on learning. Turkish students did not perceive a high level of collaboration in Turkish schools where students typically worked alone because the system was based on rote learning. Turkish students indicated the difficulties they had faced in writing reflection papers and the problems they experienced with the interactive nature of the courses. Findings show that culture has some effect on learning styles. Cultural expectations toward power relationships in the classroom have some impact on students' preferences regarding learning strategies. (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States