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ERIC Number: ED446055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Spatial Visualisation Ability and Learning Style Preference of Low Achieving Students.
Seng, SeokHoon; Yeo, Alan
This paper explores the role of one cognitive style, spatial visualization, which research suggests correlates highly with student achievement. The study focuses on: whether students with high, average, and low spatial visualization ability differ in their preferred learning modes (concrete experience, abstract conceptualization, reflective observation, and active experimentation); whether these three groups of spatial visualization ability differ in their perception and processing dimensions; whether these three groups differ in their preferred learning styles (assimilator, converger, accommodator, and diverger); and what the relationship is between learning styles and brain hemisphericity. Three instruments (Kolb's Learning Style Inventory, McCarthy's Hemispheric Mode Indicator, and Dailey's Spatial Visualization Test) were administered to 192 students enrolled in a training center in Singapore. Statistical analyses revealed that students do not differ significantly in their learning modes and hemispheric preference across the three spatial visualization ability groups. Results also indicate that there are no significant differences in learning style preferences from the three brain dominance groups. The general patterns are not consistent with earlier research studies. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore