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ERIC Number: EJ847371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Student Learning Styles and Academic Performance in a Non-Traditional Anatomy Course
Gravenhorst, Robynne M.
Journal of Dance Education, v7 n2 p38-46 2007
This study examines the interaction between learning styles and academic performance in an anatomy course that blends traditional lecture with an array of hands-on activities. Participants were 19 students (ranging from 18 to 24 years of age) at Columbia College, Chicago. The Felder-Silverman Index of Learning Styles and a 25-item pre-test and post-test on regional anatomy were employed. Findings include: 1. a significant positive correlation between Visual/Verbal preference and Active/Reflective preference (r = 0.460, p less than 0.05); 2. a significant negative correlation between visual/verbal style and pre-test scores (r = -0.520, p less than 0.05, diminished at post-test to r = -0.406, p less than 0.05); and 3. no correlation between learning styles and pre-test and post-test difference scores. These findings are discussed in terms of their implications for course design, and for learning-styles models that classify learners into discreet visual, kinesthetic, or verbal categories. (Contains 1 table and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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