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Lim, Tock Keng – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1995
Reports on a study of students' perceptions of classroom environment and learning styles among 1,733 Singapore 10th-graders. Finds that school type had the most influence on the students' perceptions of both actual and preferred classroom environment. Also finds gender had lesser influence and learning styles had the least influence. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Environment, Females, Foreign Countries
Leaver, Betty Lou – 1997
The eight chapters of this book present tools to identify and resolve learning style conflicts. Chapter 1 discusses the philosophical foundations of education in the United States and other countries. Chapter 2 explains why identifying and accommodating learning styles is important, using case studies of unsuccessful students in real classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Large Group Instruction
Melvin, Karla; Carrier, Carol – Performance and Instruction, 1986
This study gathered information about the personal teaching theories, learning styles, and teaching methods and techniques of instructors in a business setting. Results of the study and principles derived from research on faculty development are reflected in a proposed intervention model which is designed to improve instructor skills. (MBR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Research, Faculty Development, Industrial Training
Ross, Dorian – 1985
A variety of research findings and observations concerning learning styles are compiled in this guide to help teachers understand the implications of their students' learning preferences. The first section describes the Learning Preference Inventory (LPI) as an instrument that asks the student to select among eight learning situations, e.g.,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Bilingual Students
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Moore, Brian R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1990
Focuses on the relationship of music composition with specific learning styles. Emphasizes the development of a research model in which music composition was viewed as involving intuitive and rational musical abilities. Uses two learning-style inventories and a researcher-designed test of musical composition ability. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Research, Music Education, Musical Composition
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Smedley, Leslie C., Jr. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Reports on a study designed to provide a profile of the learning styles of members of the American Chemical Society. Indicates that chemists tend to be more alike than different in their approach to learning. Suggests that chemists tend to be convergers preferring active experimentation more than reflective observation. (TW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Chemical Industry, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes
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Hudak, Mary A.; Anderson, David E. – Teaching of Psychology, 1990
Studies 94 undergraduate students in introductory statistics and computer science courses. Applies Formal Operations Reasoning Test (FORT) and Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (LSI). Finds that substantial numbers of students have not achieved the formal operation level of cognitive maturity. Emphasizes need to examine students learning style and…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Ability
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Heikkinen, Michael; And Others – NASSP Bulletin, 1985
A study of the learning style preferences of preservice education majors at the University of Idaho showed differences between men and women on 8 of 16 variables, between preparing for elementary and secondary school careers on 7 variables, and between students in different subject matter majors on 10 variables. (PGD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Education Majors, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies
Sandhu, Daya S. – 1994
This paper examines the importance of culturally-specific learning styles within the context of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. The Act posits that all students can learn, that students learn differently, and that students learn better when they are taught utilizing their preferred learning modalities. A review of the literature…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
Burke, Lisa S. – 1993
This independent training manual, which is intended for individuals preparing to become adult literacy tutors in Pennsylvania, provides an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of tutoring adult literacy students. Presented first are a preface, definition of literacy, and tutor awareness inventory. The following topics are examined:…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure
Browne, Dauna B. – 1986
This paper summarizes research on learning styles, then examines the cognitive style of Native American primary school students. Five theories of cognitive style (Dunn and Dunn, Gregorc, Kagan, Witkin, and Cohen) are examined along with the test instruments these theories have fostered. A sixth concept of cognitive style, brain hemispheric…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Style, Early Childhood Education