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ERIC Number: EJ1115218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Verbal-Visual Preferences of Working Engineers
Baukal, Charles E.; Ausburn, Lynna J.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v41 n6 p660-677 2016
Many have argued for increased continuing education for working engineers, but relatively little research has been done on how to most effectively teach that group. Many have also recommended using learner characteristics to enhance learning, but relatively little is known about the learner characteristics of working engineers. In the study reported here, 116 engineers at a medium-sized US manufacturing company were surveyed to determine their verbal-visual preferences as defined by the Verbal-Visual Learning Style Rating instrument. There was a much higher percentage of visualisers in the engineering sample compared to the general population. This suggests that instructional designs for continuing engineering education should be highly visual.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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