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ERIC Number: EJ808007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
The Relationship between Gender Differences and Learning Style Preferences of Pre-Service Teachers at Elementary Level
Uzuntiryaki, Esen; Bilgin, Ibrahim; Geban, Omer
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v26 p182-187 2004
Individual differences play an essential role in teaching and learning. Students differ in their learning styles which indicate the way they learn. The purpose of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' learning style preferences and investigate whether there was a significant difference between males and females in their learning styles. 121 students from department of elementary science education were enrolled in the study. All students were administered Learning Style Inventory developed by Grasha (1996) in order to determine their learning styles. This inventory consists of six types of learning style as independent, avoidant, collaborative, dependent, competitive and participant. Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) was used to analyze the data. The findings indicated that there was no significant difference in learning style preferences between males and females. Generally, the majority of students preferred collaborative type learning style. This study suggests that instruction should be based on students' learning styles for effective teaching and learning. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory