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ERIC Number: EJ760714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0092-1815
Learning Styles, Motivational Orientation and Instructional Media Preferences: A Study with Student Teachers in Spain
Garcia-Ros, Rafael; Perez-Gonzales, Francisco
International Journal of Instructional Media, v33 n4 p415-426 2006
The main purpose of this study is to analyze the dimensions underlying the instructional media preferences of learners and their relationships with their learning styles and motivational strategies. The sample is composed of 182 students in their first year of teaching college at the University of Valencia. The learning style was evaluated by the Inventory of Learning Processes and the motivational orientation by the Motivated Strategies Learning Questionnaire, while the instructional media preferences were evaluated on a scale specifically designed for this study. The results highlighted the unsuitability of classifications based on the physical and technological components of the media, pointing out the need to consider the cognitive and semiotic aspects of sign processes (code-related aspects) and the intentionality of the sign processes (sociological aspects). On the other hand, results indicate a relationship between elaborative processing and visual-active and technological-autonomous media, and the existence of differential profiles between the media preferences and the motivational orientations of the learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain (Valencia)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Inventory of Learning Processes; Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire