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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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Sharp, John G.; Bowker, Rob; Byrne, Jenny – Research Papers in Education, 2008
Developments within education, psychology and the neurosciences have shed a great deal of light on how we learn while, at the same time, confirming for us all that learning is a profoundly complex process and far from understood. Against this background, and in this position article, we consider the recent rise in interest in the concept of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Visual Perception
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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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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Clearing House, 1998
Discusses: research showing the effectiveness of teaching to students' learning styles in raising student achievement; the "Learning Style Inventory," a test for identifying learning styles; what the LSI reveals and how it affects learning; how learning-style teachers and schools differ from conventional teachers and schools; and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Studd, Michael – Clearing House, 1995
Relates the story of a ninth-grade student who worked to convince the school board to allow changes in policy to adapt to his best friend's strong reaction to bright lights which handicapped his friend's efforts to learn. Urges teachers to experiment with learning styles and add to the existing body of research. (SR)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Individual Differences, Learning Disabilities
Murk, Peter J.; And Others – 1994
The Medicine Wheel is a Native American legend in which a circle contains countless points each of which represents a different, yet valid, perspective on the nature of reality. According to the Medicine Wheel legend, the north offers the gift of wisdom, the east offers illumination, the south offers innocence, and the west offers introspection.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, American Indians, Cognitive Style
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