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Cuevas, Joshua; Dawson, Bryan L. – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
This study tested two cognitive models, learning styles and dual coding, which make contradictory predictions about how learners process and retain visual and auditory information. Learning styles-based instructional practices are common in educational environments despite a questionable research base, while the use of dual coding is less…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Models, Comparative Analysis
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Lang, Guido – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper introduces agile learning, a novel pedagogical approach that applies the processes and principles of agile software development to the context of learning. Agile learning is characterized by short project cycles, called sprints, in which a usable deliverable is fully planned, designed, built, tested, reviewed, and launched. An…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Student Projects, Undergraduate Students
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Scandura, Terri A. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
The action research method of appreciative inquiry (AI) was employed to develop a teaching tool. This exercise involves students' reflections on a course, noting when they learned the most. The AI process of appreciating, envisioning, dialoging, and innovating is used to help students reflect on how they learn. Instructors of all types of courses…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Experiential Learning, Feedback (Response), Action Research
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Corbitt, William Keith – Dimension, 2017
Research on the acquisition of foreign languages by at-risk students has primarily focused on the Linguistic Coding Deficit Hypothesis (Horwitz, 2000). Recently, there has been a growing discussion regarding the effects of learning style rigidity (Castro, 2006; Castro and Peck, 2005; Corbitt, 2011; Sparks, 2006) and metacognitive awareness…
Descriptors: Metacognition, At Risk Students, Cognitive Style, Linguistic Theory
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Gürses, Meral Özkan; Bouvet, Eric – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
This study aims to investigate the extent to which reading comprehension and learning styles are related to perceived use of reading strategies among students studying French at an Australian university and a Turkish university. Ninety-one participants completed a background questionnaire, the Survey of Reading Strategies, the Kolb Learning Style…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Cognitive Style, Reading Strategies
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Wismath, Shelly L.; Orr, Doug – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Problem solving and collaborative communication are among the key 21st century skills educators want students to develop. This paper presents results from a study of the collaborative work patterns of 133 participants from a university level course designed to develop transferable problem-solving skills. Most of the class time in this course was…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Case Studies, Metacognition
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Inal, Sevim; Büyükyavuz, Oya; Tekin, Mustafa – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Since people have different ways of perception, levels of motivation, and attitudes towards teaching and learning they consistently differ from each other in their preferences of learning and acquiring knowledge. Therefore, the more instructors understand the differences, the better chance they have of understanding and meeting the diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Preservice Teachers
Cumming, W. F. Preston – Online Submission, 2012
The increasing expectations for all incoming faculty to not only produce exceptional research, but also be better communicators and educators immediately has put the pressure on graduate students looking to move into academia to improve on their ability to teach. By providing the opportunity for Masters and PhD level students, the Departments of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Geography Instruction, Ecology, Biology
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Chavan, Meena – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2011
Using qualitative and quantitative analysis this paper presents a teaching model based on experiential learning in a large "International Business" unit. Preliminary analysis of 92 student evaluations determined the effectiveness of experiential learning to allow students to explore the association between theory and practice. The…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Teaching Models, International Trade