ERIC Number: ED472470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May-31
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Learning Styles: Student Preferences vs. Faculty Perceptions. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
August, Louise; Hurtado, Sylvia; Wimsatt, Leslie A.; Dey, Eric L.
This study examined the attitudes, beliefs, and experiences of faculty and students about the use of nontraditional pedagogies such as active learning, collaborative/cooperative learning, and the encouragement of student participation and involvement in the learning experience. The data came from two surveys of faculty (n=136) and students (n=676) conducted through the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement at seven institutions during the winter and fall of 2000. The result reveal that both groups agree on the value and desirability of direct involvement in learning, academic collaboration with student peers, and productive, constructive student/faculty relationships. There are substantial, statistically significant differences, however, between how frequently they believe these practices are actually enacted in the classroom. Possible explanations and implications are discussed. (Contains 7 tables and 33 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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