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ERIC Number: EJ782308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
Preferred Learning Styles of Postsecondary Technical Institute Instructors
Thompson, Dale E.; Orr, Betsy; Thompson, Cecelia; Park Ok
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v39 n4 p63-78 Sum 2002
Teachers teach according to the way they learn; therefore, it is important to learn more about teachers' learning styles. According to Butler (1987), every teacher has a personal learning style. Teachers teach to their own learning style for many reasons (Stewart, Jones, & Pope, 1999). Teachers will teach to the way that they feel most comfortable and may have difficulty understanding those who have different learning styles. One teacher may use abstract examples while others may use concrete illustrations. Likewise, students learn according to the learning style with which they feel most comfortable. Teachers must understand their own learning style but must use a variety of ways to accommodate the learning styles of their students. In this article, the authors present a study which investigated the learning styles of postsecondary faculty. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a predominant learning style among postsecondary instructors at technical institutes in Arkansas as measured by the Gregorc Style Delineator. The secondary purpose was to determine if there were significant differences in learning styles among instructors with different characteristics, including program area, gender, and work experience. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas