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ERIC Number: EJ900901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Learning Sensory Modalities and Educational Characteristics of Greek Dyslexic and Non-Dyslexic University Students
Stampoltzis, Aglaia; Antonopoulou, Ekaterini; Zenakou, Elena; Kouvava, Sofia
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v8 n2 p561-580 2010
Introduction: Dyslexia has been shown to affect the learning ability of individuals who experience difficulties in processing written information and developing effective study skills. Method: In the present study we assessed the relationship between dyslexia, the learning sensory modalities and educational characteristics in 20 dyslexic and 40 non-dyslexic Greek university students. The students' educational characteristics were evaluated through the Academic and Professional Profile Questionnaire. Their learning sensory modalities were identified using the Learning Preferences Test. Results: The results revealed that dyslexic students differ from their non-dyslexic peers in their preferred sensory learning style. Kinaesthetic learning was the most favoured by the dyslexic students, while the non-dyslexic students favoured visual learning. Dyslexic students rated themselves academically worse and less competent in written work than their non-dyslexic peers at school. Correlations were found between sensory learning preferences and certain educational characteristics. Discussion: The results of the present study are discussed in the light of dyslexia, learning style theory and quality of teaching and learning. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site: http://www.investigacion-psicopedagogica.org/revista/new/english/index.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece