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Okebukola, Peter Akinsola – Science Education, 1986
Describes a study in Nigeria comparing achievement in biology with a student's preference for cooperative or competitive learning situations. Proposes that rural children prefer cooperative learning strategies while urban children prefer competitive ones. Presents data proposing that learning preference (cooperative vs competitive) directly…
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Competition
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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
Reiff, Judith C. – 1984
Matching teaching strategies and classroom environment to students' learning preferences has been found to be related to students' self-concept and achievement. By identifying the learning and reading style of each student, the teacher will increase the youngster's chances of being successful, thus having a positive effect on the child's…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Individual Differences, Primary Education, Reading Achievement
Smith, Douglas K.; Holliday, Peter J. – 1986
The study investigates differences in learning styles as measured by the Learning Style Inventory (LSI), an instrument designed to identify sociological, emotional, environmental, and physiological factors that form an individual's learning style. The subjects for the study were a sample of fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders in a midwestern…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style
McCart, Carol L.; And Others – 1985
As part of the Continuing Professional Education Development Project at Pennsylvania State University, the learning styles of 148 practicing professionals (accountants, architects, clinical dietitians, and nurses) were investigated. The study objectives were: (1) to describe their learning characteristics using Kolb's Learning Style Inventory…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes
Karrer, Urs – 1988
This paper examines and critiques several learning style inventories (LSI) in an effort to find the optimal research instrument for a proposed empirical study of both the quality of courseware and the impact of courseware characteristics on variations of learning effectiveness due to learner characteristics. Five LSIs are examined: (1) Dunn LSI;…
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis
Ristow, Robert S.; Edeburn, Carl E. – 1984
This paper reports on a replication of a 1983 study investigating whether the Renzulli/Smith Learning Style Inventory (RSLSI) can identify the learning style differences of college undergraduates. The 65 item RSLSI assesses children's preferred learning styles in nine areas: projects, simulations, drill and recitation, peer teaching, discussion,…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Cognitive Style, College Students, Educational Psychology
Baxter Magolda, Marcia B. – 1987
Sex differences on Perry's stages of epistemological development were investigated in a study of 100 freshmen (50 men and 50 women) at a large midwestern university. A semi-structured interview probed six domains related to Perry's theory, including the role of the learner, instructor, and peers in the learning situation, the question of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style
Ristow, Robert S.; Edeburn, Carl E. – 1983
The purpose of this study was to determine whether existing instrumentation is capable of identifying learning style differences within and among college students. Focusing upon methodology, rather than processing, the Renzulli/Smith Learning Style Inventory (RSLI) was administered to 115 sophomores and juniors. The RSLSI was developed to assess…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Games