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ERIC Number: EJ786699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Kolb's Learning Style Inventory-1985: Validity Issues and Relations with Metacognitive Knowledge about Problem-Solving Strategies
Metallidou, Panayiota; Platsidou, Maria
Learning and Individual Differences, v18 n1 p114-119 2008
This study aimed at investigating: (a) the psychometric properties of Kolb's LSI-1985 in a Greek sample of pre-service and in-service teachers (N=338), (b) group differences in their learning styles and (c) possible relations between the participants' learning styles and their metacognitive knowledge about the frequency of using various problem-solving strategies. To assess metacognitive knowledge, participants were asked to estimate how frequently they use five general problem-solving strategies (brainstorming, analogy, etc.) in three different settings (interpersonal, practical and study problems). The results of the present study extend the critique regarding the construct validity of the LSI-1985. Moreover, in most of the cases no significant differences in the learning modes were found between the pre-service and the in-service teachers. Finally, few and rather small significant correlations were found between the learning modes and the metacognitive knowledge regarding the use of strategies in problem solving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece