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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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Uzuntiryaki, Esen; Bilgin, Ibrahim; Geban, Omer – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2004
Individual differences play an essential role in teaching and learning. Students differ in their learning styles which indicate the way they learn. The purpose of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' learning style preferences and investigate whether there was a significant difference between males and females in their learning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Cognitive Style, Multivariate Analysis, Gender Differences
Rakow, Susan – National Middle School Association (NJ1), 2007
The author of this article observes that sometimes educators are so overwhelmed by the needs of struggling learners that they believe they do not have time for the gifted, talented, high achieving, and high potential students. However, those students are just as desperate as any other students for good teachers to help them progress. Middle school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Interest Inventories, Gifted
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Mazerolle, Stephanie; Yeargin, Susan – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2010
Context: A thorough knowledge of anatomy is needed in four of the six domains of athletic training: prevention, injury/condition recognition, immediate care, and treatment/rehabilitation. Students with a solid foundation can achieve competency in these specific domains. Objective: To provide educators with pedagogical tools to promote a deeper…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Athletics, Injuries, Anatomy
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
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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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
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