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Hodge, Laurin; Proudford, Karen L.; Holt, Harry, Jr. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
Business educators have been challenged to provide a learning experience that prepares graduates to successfully compete in a dynamic business environment. The insistence on building demonstrable competencies prior to entering the workforce has led to a shift in the academic community. Experiential learning has gone from the uncommon, exceptional…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Relevance (Education), Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Study
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Álvarez-Montero, Francisco J.; Leyva-Cruz, María G.; Moreno-Alcaraz, Flérida – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2018
Introduction: One of the many notions that have been introduced in education in the last 50 years is that of learning styles. This idea is very popular and enjoys good acceptance. However, from a scientific perspective this notion is very controversial. In this sense, Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Ecclestone, made the first systematic review on the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Test Reliability
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
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Stellwagen, Joel B. – Clearing House, 2001
Argues that teachers who manage their classrooms around learning style instruction are engaging in a practice of debatable value. Notes a lack of supportive research and the questionable reliability and validity of learning style inventories. Suggests that confusion over learning style instruction is magnified by the limitations inherent in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Learning Modalities
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Harris, La Verne Abe; Sadowski, Mary S.; Birchman, Judy A. – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2006
Kolb (2004) and others have defined learning style as a preference by which students learn and remember what they have learned. This presentation will include a summary of learning style research published in the "Engineering Design Graphics Journal" over the past 15 years on the topic of learning styles and graphics education. The…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Periodicals, Drafting, Measures (Individuals)
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
Ruble, Thomas L.; Stout, David E. – 1994
This paper reviews and critically evaluates the psychometric properties of Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (LSI). The LSI was developed originally in the 1970s (Kolb, 1976a) and was revised in the 1980s (Kolb, 1985). Although the LSI has been very popular, extensive evidence available in the published literature indicates that both the original…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Construct Validity, Learning, Psychometrics
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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
Townsend, Frank C.; Townsend, Catherine M. – 1992
This paper builds a case for the use of multimedia to meet students' varied learning needs instead of relying solely on the traditional lecture/textbook/workbook approach. Piaget's theory of intellectual development is used as background for a discussion of developing teaching strategies based on individual learning styles, and various theories of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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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Lemire, David – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2000
Describes background literature associated with learning styles, the biological basis for learning styles and problems associated with using learning styles in education. Identifies four problems associated with learning styles research. Describes the results of a comparison of four learning styles instruments. (NH)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Cognitive Structures, Comparative Analysis, Concurrent Validity
Benaloh, Laurie A. – 1993
This research was an exploratory study of which teachers, students, and teacher-student combinations benefit most from a particular aspect of computer-assisted instruction. The study is based on teacher and student evaluations of different teaching styles while using instructional software. Three teaching styles (monitoring, coordinating, and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development
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Philbin, Marge; And Others – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1995
Investigates differences in learning styles between men and women. Seventy-two people of different ethnic groups responded to the Learning Style Inventory (D. A. Kolb, 1976), 12 Educational Dialectical questions, and 1 question concerning learning experiences. Findings reveal that men appear to find congruence between traditional education and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Females, Learning Experience
Hunsaker, Johanna Steggert – Journal of Experiential Learning and Simulation, 1980
Reviews and summarizes the various applications, findings, and conclusions regarding the Kolb experiential learning model and the Learning Style Inventory found in current literature. The usefulness of the model and the instrument are evaluated based upon this evidence. (Author/LLS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cognitive Style, Experiential Learning, Literature Reviews
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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
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