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Knapke, Jacqueline; Haynes, Erin; Breen, Julie; Kuhnell, Pierce; Smith, Laura; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen – Online Learning, 2016
In the last two decades, online learning has transformed the field of higher education. Also during this time, institutions of higher education have seen increases in their adult learner populations. The flexibility and accessibility of an online education model is often particularly appealing to adult learners, who bring unique needs,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Epidemiology, Andragogy, Academic Achievement
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Canales Rodríguez, Emma Leticia; Garcia Robelo, Octaviano – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
This is a study on learning styles based on the Kolb model (1984). It was conducted on a sample of Mexican higher education students, to develop a picture of their learning styles at three different stages during their studies. The intention was to determine whether there were differences between students majoring in educational sciences and law,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Cognitive Style, Higher Education
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Almeida, Patrícia Albergaria – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2012
Having knowledge about students' learning styles allows the teachers to improve their expertise in order to supply suitable support and challenge in learning environments. This paper presents the initial results of a research project that aims at investigating the relationship between university students' learning styles and disciplinary fields.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Correlation, College Students, Intellectual Disciplines
Elmer, Denise – 2002
The prominence of experiential learning or service learning continues to grow in higher education. A 1999-2000 survey found that of 324 universities and colleges across the United States, 82% offer over 7,000 undergraduate level courses and over 700 graduate level courses in experiential or service learning. This paper considers the role of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Studies, Cognitive Style, Educational Research
Perry, Chris – 1994
Many learners appear to approach learning in different yet reasonably consistent ways. The ability to recognize and take responsibility for these particular styles is an essential feature of efficient and effective planning and efficient and effective learning. Program planners can use knowledge about learning styles to develop programs that: (1)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Education Majors, Educational Planning
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
Carrier, Carol; Melvin, Karla – 1982
This study examined the relationship of teaching style orientation, expressed perceptions of the teaching-learning process, actual classroom behavior, and learning styles of six full-time faculty in a dental auxiliary program at a large teaching institution. Data collection instruments used to assess this relationship included the Teaching Style…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Design, Dental Schools
Heywood, John – 1997
This paper describes the reactions of graduate secondary school student teachers to an experiment which required them to evaluate specified techniques and theories of teaching and learning as part of their classroom practice. The aim of the experiment was to: (1) improve the quality of their judgments about pupils; (2) acquire variety in teaching…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Acosta, Veronica M. – 1991
A framework for health education based on experiential learning and critical inquiry was developed and applied to a Spring 1990 basic health education class for college students called "Patterns of Healthful Living." Students were asked to consider contemporary health problems and how these affected their own lives and the lives of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, College Students, Critical Thinking
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
Reiff, Judith C.; Powell, Jack V. – 1992
Sixty-five early childhood preservice students were administered the Kolb Learning Style Inventory and a survey to determine computer importance, knowledge, and attitude. The majority of the students were concrete experiential and active experiential. Forty-five percent of the subjects were primarily Divergers with the Accommodator being the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Early Childhood Education
Wilson, Vicki – 1996
Biology I students (n=166) in a high school in southern Mississippi completed the Learning Styles Inventory, a 45-item instrument designed to measure preference for channel of learning (visual, auditory, or kinesthetic), sociological environment (individually or in groups), and mode of expression (oral or written). A three-way analysis of variance…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Analysis of Variance, Auditory Perception, Biology
Hettich, Paul I. – 1993
Instructors seeking to practice learner-centered principles of teaching have several tools at their disposal. This paper summarizes four approaches to help students become more aware of their own psychological functioning and how it shapes their learning. Journal writing induces students to reflect and connect course concepts to past or present…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Hidden Curriculum
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
Knight, Carol Bugg – 1990
The purpose of this study was to devise an instructional model accommodating students' learning styles in the following areas: sound, light, temperature, design, and mobility. Specifically, this study determined if students in an experimental group with environmental accommodations to their preferred modes of learning differed from students in a…
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Elementary School Students
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