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ERIC Number: EJ1097742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Achievement in Basic College Mathematics: Its Relationship to Learning Style and Learning Method
Gunthorpe, Sydney
NADE Digest, v2 n1 p57-62 Spr 2006
From the assumption that matching a student's learning style with the learning method best suited for the student, it follows that developing courses that correlate learning method with learning style would be more successful for students. Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (TVI) in New Mexico has attempted to provide students with more than one learning method in its Basic College Mathematics course. Three courses were developed to correlate curriculum with learning style theory to create a match between a student's preferred learning style and the learning method of the course. The learning methods include collaborative (traditional lecture), self-paced (individualized), and project-based (hands-on activities). Each Basic College Mathematics course follows the same curriculum and every student takes the same final exam. While there is no significant difference in the students' performance between the three courses, the student success rate in Basic College Mathematics is higher than the national average for two-year colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
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