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Byrnes, Scott William – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The assimilation and synthesis of knowledge is essential for students to be successful in chemistry, yet not all students synthesize knowledge as intended. The study used the Learning Preference Checklist to classify students into one of three learning modalities--visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (VAK). It also used the Kolb Learning Style…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Social Change, Individualized Instruction, Standardized Tests
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Rayneri, Letty J.; Gerber, Brian L.; Wiley, Larry P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2006
Inconsistent performance by gifted students has been a source of frustration for both parents and educators for decades. Several studies on gifted under achievement point to a connection between student learning styles and classroom performance.This study examined the learning styles of gifted middle school students, student perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Academically Gifted, Middle School 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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Lodge, Jason M.; Hansen, Louise; Cottrell, David – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Learning styles have been widely accepted in pedagogical practice but suffer from a distinct lack of empirical support. While a diverse range of learning styles have been proposed, modality preference has received the most attention within educational research and practice. Supporters of this theory posit that each individual has a dominant sense…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Modalities, Preferences, Research Problems
Deever, Walter Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2012
More than half of adults in the USA have quantitative literacy ratings at or below a basic level. This lack of literacy often becomes a barrier to employability. To overcome this barrier, adults are returning to college to improve their quantitative skills and complete an undergraduate education, often through an accelerated degree program. A…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Adult Learning, Nontraditional Students, Workshops
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Derakhshan, Ali; Shakki, Farzaneh – SAGE Open, 2018
It is also hypothesized that proficiency level may have a voice with respect to learning styles. Therefore, to throw light on this issue, the present investigation targeted the relationship between Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' learning styles and their levels of proficiency at Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran. To this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), College Students
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Maldonado Torres, Sonia Enid – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between Latino students' learning styles and their language spoken at home. Results of the study indicated that students who spoke Spanish at home had higher means in the Active Experimentation modality of learning (M = 31.38, SD = 5.70) than students who spoke English (M = 28.08,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Hispanic American Students, Correlation, Preferences
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Engel, A. M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
The first year accounting college course is considered a gatekeeper course. If a student fails this course, it could affect their entire degree program (Duchac & Amoruso, 2012). In addition, it might preclude them from employment opportunities in the accounting profession (Pratt, 2013; Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Accounting
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Slack, Nicola; Norwich, Brahm – Educational Research, 2007
Background: Psychology and educational theory has a long tradition of research into learning styles. However, the current educational policy and practice interest in learning styles in the UK has resulted in concepts and practices being adopted with little rigorous empirical evaluation. Purpose: This small-scale, experimental study aimed to test…
Descriptors: Reliability, Validity, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
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Olson, Valerie Dong – College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 2008
Instruction of competent psychomotor skill necessitates an eclectic approach. The principles of learning, complemented with learning styles and sensory modalities preferences, provide a background for teaching physical skills. The use of the psychomotor domain of Bloom's Taxonomy as a map and corresponding behavioral objectives foster the mastery…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Objectives, Psychomotor Skills, Teaching Methods, Behavioral Objectives
Aden, Lori Ann Parsley – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Although the field of distance education is growing, according to research, most online courses only use text-based instructional strategies instead of incorporating various instructional strategies to match differing learning styles. Furthermore, studies of learning styles in online professional development courses are limited. Using a…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Experimental Groups, Cognitive Style, Prior Learning
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Hansen, Louise; Cottrell, David – Journal of Experimental Education, 2013
Advocates of modality preference posit that individuals have a dominant sense and that when new material is presented in this preferred modality, learning is enhanced. Despite the widespread belief in this position, there is little supporting evidence. In the present study, the authors implemented a Morse code-like recall task to examine whether…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Modalities, Recall (Psychology), Experiments
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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
Miller, Pamela – 2001
Research shows that student motivation and performance improves when instruction is adapted to student learning preferences and styles. Educators have a responsibility to understand the diversity of their students and to present information in a variety of ways in order to accommodate all learners' preferences. Several learning styles theories…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher 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
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