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ERIC Number: EJ790270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Implementation of Learning Styles at the Teacher Level
Nielsen, Tine
Education & Training, v50 n2 p155-166 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present, try out, and evaluate a strategy for implementation of learning and teaching styles at the teacher level. Design/methodology/approach: The study takes a qualitative approach to evaluating the short-term and long-term effects of a workshop on teaching and learning styles with regard to changing teachers' implicit beliefs and teaching practice. Findings: Fourteen months after a two-day workshop on learning and teaching styles, teachers' implicit beliefs about learning and teaching remain explicit and their teaching practice has changed towards a higher degree of differentiation as a result of the workshop. Practical implications: The paper demonstrates that it is possible to change experienced teachers' teaching practice to a higher degree of differentiation with a two-day workshop. Originality/value: The paper provides knowledge on how to change in-service teachers' implicit beliefs and how to affect their teaching practice to making use of of learning and teaching styles in their teaching practice. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark