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Searson, Robert; Dunn, Rita – Science and Children, 2001
Describes a teaching model that uses learning styles. Five elements of learning styles are discussed: (1) environmental; (2) emotional; (3) sociological; (4) physiological; and (5) psychological. Describes using the learning styles assessment in the classroom. The study revealed that when students were taught tactually and kinesthetically rather…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Science Education
Dunn, Rita; And Others – 1983
A review of the literature indicated that some studies had investigated the effects of light on learning, but that learning style preferences for bright or low light had not been studied in relation to academic achievement. This relationship was studied with fourth-graders in a suburban school in New York State. Students took the Learning Styles…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis
Dunn, Rita; And Others – 1983
Previous research has examined whether manipulation of one environmental element, such as sound, significantly affected group norms for achievement. This investigation examined the relation of preferred and actual acoustic environment on reading performance. Subjects were 32 male and 32 female sixth-graders from a suburban school in New York State…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Biological Influences, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style
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Tully, Derek; Dunn, Rita; Hlawaty, Heide – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2006
This research compared the effects of a Programmed Learning Sequence (PLS) (Dunn & Dunn, 1993) versus Traditional Teaching (TT) on 100 sixth-grade Bermudian students' test scores on a Fractions Unit. Fifty-three males' and forty-seven females' learning styles were identified with the "Learning Style Inventory" (LSI) (Dunn, Dunn,…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Cognitive Style, Semantics
Dunn, Rita; And Others – 1983
Educators, environmentalists, and psychologists generally agree on the need to incorporate opportunities for movement by students into the classroom, but an extensive review of the literature did not reveal any studies concerned primarily with the relationships among students' mobility, their learning style preferences, and their academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style
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Dunn, Rita; And Others – Clearing House, 1979
The Learning Style Inventory (LSI) measures an individual student's learning style and preference for physical learning environment. LSI scores for 321 students in grades 3, 6, and 7 were correlated to their self-concept scores. Eight LSI variables discriminated significantly between subjects with high and low self-concepts. (SJL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Correlation, Elementary Education
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Dunn, Rita – Emergency Librarian, 1993
Discusses the findings of multicultural research using the Learning Style Inventory and the Productivity Environmental Preference Survey. Differences in learning style among students and young adults of differing ethnic groups, between male and female students, between high achievers and underachievers, and between the gifted and nongifted are…
Descriptors: Achievement, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences