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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
Biller, Jerry – 1996
Students that have high mathematics anxiety also have negative attitudes toward their potential success in mathematics. The focus of this paper is on changing attitudes towards mathematics, particularly those of arts majors. Suggestions for changing attitudes come out of an understanding of differing learning styles among students. Individuals…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Active Learning, Art Education, Cognitive Processes
Reckinger, Nancy R. – 1980
This speech presents a case for "joining hands" as the educational theme of the 1980s. In "joining hands" with their students, schools need to abandon assembly-line models of instruction in order to adopt learning and teaching styles that nurture students' inner potential and provide for individual differences of both teachers…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education
Lawrence, Joyce V.; McCaulley, Mary – Journal of Developmental & Remedial Education, 1982
Introduces the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as an aid to developmental education. Describes the development of the MBTI, its unique aspects, and its value in the instructional process, in the developmental classroom, and in fields other than education. Lists sources of additional information. (DMM)
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Personality Measures, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Evaluation
Aviles, Christopher B. – 2001
The Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) can be helpful in personal, career, and marriage counseling; conflict and stress management; team building; and understanding managerial and learning styles. It has great potential to be utilized in human services organizations for training purposes because it offers a way to conceptualize employee…
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Career Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Employer Employee Relationship
Miller, Lori Ann – 1989
Writing is an act of self construction. Considering how students process information can improve the quality of instruction in composing courses, but only if quantifiable, verified models of cognitive functions are taken to heart and applied to teaching methods in the classroom. C. G. Jung's model of the four functions (thinking, sensation,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Higher Education
Torkelson, Kris – 1992
Information from a survey of temperament and learning styles was used with International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) at the University of Minnesota in an ITA development course to enhance their communication skills and teaching abilities. The study used the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, a condensed version of the Myers-Briggs Temperament Inventory,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Communication Skills, Cultural Differences, Developmental Programs
Swan, Susan Z. – 1996
To combat the complaint that theory is abstract and without connection to real life, interpersonal communication instructors can use students' own theories about life--as represented through the dimensions of the Myers-Briggs Typology--as a starting point to understanding scholarly theory. Two of the Myers-Briggs Typology Indicator dimensions in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Personality Traits