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Boström, Lena – International Education Studies, 2012
Students' individual learning strategies have been identified as important skills in order to succeed in school as well as important for lifelong learning. The Swedish steering documents are permeated by an epistemological and a methodological variation based on the individual student's learning. Learning how to learn has been identified by the EU…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Style, Preferences
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Lang, Guido – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper introduces agile learning, a novel pedagogical approach that applies the processes and principles of agile software development to the context of learning. Agile learning is characterized by short project cycles, called sprints, in which a usable deliverable is fully planned, designed, built, tested, reviewed, and launched. An…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Student Projects, Undergraduate Students
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Cuevas, Joshua; Dawson, Bryan L. – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
This study tested two cognitive models, learning styles and dual coding, which make contradictory predictions about how learners process and retain visual and auditory information. Learning styles-based instructional practices are common in educational environments despite a questionable research base, while the use of dual coding is less…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Models, Comparative Analysis
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Inal, Sevim; Büyükyavuz, Oya; Tekin, Mustafa – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Since people have different ways of perception, levels of motivation, and attitudes towards teaching and learning they consistently differ from each other in their preferences of learning and acquiring knowledge. Therefore, the more instructors understand the differences, the better chance they have of understanding and meeting the diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Preservice Teachers
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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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Gürses, Meral Özkan; Bouvet, Eric – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
This study aims to investigate the extent to which reading comprehension and learning styles are related to perceived use of reading strategies among students studying French at an Australian university and a Turkish university. Ninety-one participants completed a background questionnaire, the Survey of Reading Strategies, the Kolb Learning Style…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Cognitive Style, Reading Strategies
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Corbitt, William Keith – Dimension, 2017
Research on the acquisition of foreign languages by at-risk students has primarily focused on the Linguistic Coding Deficit Hypothesis (Horwitz, 2000). Recently, there has been a growing discussion regarding the effects of learning style rigidity (Castro, 2006; Castro and Peck, 2005; Corbitt, 2011; Sparks, 2006) and metacognitive awareness…
Descriptors: Metacognition, At Risk Students, Cognitive Style, Linguistic Theory
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Wismath, Shelly L.; Orr, Doug – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Problem solving and collaborative communication are among the key 21st century skills educators want students to develop. This paper presents results from a study of the collaborative work patterns of 133 participants from a university level course designed to develop transferable problem-solving skills. Most of the class time in this course was…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Case Studies, Metacognition
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Furutan, Omid – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
Management faculties often use cases, simulations, and research projects to achieve learning objectives in the Principles of Management class. This class typically aims to introduce students to the topics of "planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing, directing, budgeting, controlling, and evaluating functions of management; leadership…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
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Chavan, Meena – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2011
Using qualitative and quantitative analysis this paper presents a teaching model based on experiential learning in a large "International Business" unit. Preliminary analysis of 92 student evaluations determined the effectiveness of experiential learning to allow students to explore the association between theory and practice. The…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Teaching Models, International Trade
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Béres, Ilona; Magyar, Timea; Turcsányi-Szabó, Márta – Informatics in Education, 2012
In this paper we aim to describe the process by which our personalised web-based collaborative teaching/learning methodology (CECIP--Collaboration--Evaluation--Critical thinking--Individual assessment--learner Profile) evolved originating from Vygotsky's theory and based on the (C) collaborative construction of student's knowledge, (E) developing…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Psychology
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Schuh, Kathy L.; Kuo, Yi-Lung; Knupp, Tawnya L. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2014
This study describes student perceptions of potential elaborative or generative learning strategies called student knowledge links. This construct was assessed using the Student Knowledge Linking Instrument-Perceptions (SKLIP), a new learning inventory to measure late-elementary student perceptions of the creation of student knowledge links. After…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Prior Learning
Cumming, W. F. Preston – Online Submission, 2012
The increasing expectations for all incoming faculty to not only produce exceptional research, but also be better communicators and educators immediately has put the pressure on graduate students looking to move into academia to improve on their ability to teach. By providing the opportunity for Masters and PhD level students, the Departments of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Geography Instruction, Ecology, Biology
Kondor, Carrie Ann Hyde – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to discover and successfully implement multiple strategies for differentiation that would engage and motivate Talented and Gifted (TAG) learners. Six TAG students from a third grade general education classroom setting participated in this study. Differentiation strategies of a learning style inventory, a project…
Descriptors: Grade 3, General Education, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
Gill, Rajinder S. – Online Submission, 2010
American students accustomed to standardization in secondary education have experience with fulfilling the requirements imposed upon them, but often these students require further assistance to facilitate their personal decisions about education after high school. Postsecondary education and career preparation programs, educators, and educational…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Counseling, Postsecondary Education, Career Counseling
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