ERIC Number: EJ737028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Learning Styles: Do They Differ by Discipline?
Wolfe, Kara; Bates, Derald; Manikowske, Linda; Amundsen, Rebecca
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v97 n4 p18-22 2005
Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory describes how learners see and interpret information. Past studies have analyzed learning styles of certain professions and majors. This study evaluated whether student learning styles differ by major. The Marshall and Merritt Learning Style Inventory was completed by 531 students. Differences were found in learning style preferences by students' majors. The assessment of students' learning styles reminds faculty that diverse learning styles exist in the classroom. Based on results, faculty could choose teaching methods that reflect the different learning styles of students. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Learning Processes, College Students, Majors (Students), Teaching Methods, Users (Information), Diversity (Institutional), Individual Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory