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Johnson, Laurence F.; Levine, Alan H. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Our essential premise in this article is that immersive learning is not new and that, as a practical matter, it is useful to view the relatively new virtual world platforms through that lens. By doing so, the premise continues, developers of learning experiences for these spaces will have a large theoretical base upon which to draw, as well as…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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Norris, Cynthia J. – Theory into Practice, 1991
Explores the nature of human thought and resulting personality patterns, examining the impact of supervisory behavior on teacher development. Supervisors operate from any of four cognitive styles (facts, form, futures, or feelings). They must understand their own cognitive style and enhance their capacity for holistic thinking while encouraging…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Letteri, Charles A. – Theory into Practice, 1985
This article provides an overview of how people learn and strategies that can be taught to individuals to improve their levels of academic achievement. Several examples from recent case studies illustrate cognitive controls and profiles as well as the procedures and materials employed in augmentation and transfer training. (MT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes
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Keefe, James W. – Theory into Practice, 1985
The National Association of Secondary School Principals formed a national task force on learning styles, defining them as the composite of cognitive, affective, and physiological factors that indicate how a learner approaches learning. The goal was to develop a workable diagnostic instrument leading to personalized education. (MT)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Style, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Research
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Henson, Kenneth T.; Borthwick, Paul – Theory into Practice, 1984
Matching learning styles and teaching methods may help students develop to their fullest capabilities. A brief historical view of research on teaching methods is offered, and various learning and teaching styles are defined and categorized. Future predictions focus on improved classroom management, increased student involvement, and changes in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dunn, Rita – Theory into Practice, 1984
Using a question-and-answer format, this article presents information to help schools become more familiar with the concept of learning styles. Students appear to be able to identify their preferences and absorb more in environments that complement their strengths. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Educational Research
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Doyle, Walter; Rutherford, Barry – Theory into Practice, 1984
This article cites various research studies on matching learning and teaching styles and discusses possible problems of this approach. Several aspects of matching learning and teaching styles are offered for consideration: the effect of teaching on learning, classroom management, and how styles affect classrooms. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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Joyce, Bruce R. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Discomfort in learning environments forces individuals to change and develop new skills to solve problems. This helps learners attain their highest states of growth and productivity. Solutions for correcting marginality are offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cognitive Style, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Smith, Linda H.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – Theory into Practice, 1984
To develop an educational program that works for every student, it is important to consider that learning style differences do exist and that learning style matching can positively affect achievement. Methods to help teachers assess student preferences are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development
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Bargar, Robert R.; Hoover, Randy L. – Theory into Practice, 1984
Carl Jung's theory of psychological type is explored and related to education in this article. A model of the interaction between teacher, student, subject matter, and instructional alternatives is examined and the educational implications are discussed. This theory is used to illustrate how psychological-type influences teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences
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Carbo, Marie – Theory into Practice, 1984
Current research in learning style and reading indicates that students' reading achievement and attitudes improve significantly when students are taught to read through their individual styles. Research topics that support this conclusion are listed and implications for improving reading research are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Modalities
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Friedman, Peggy; Alley, Robert – Theory into Practice, 1984
Case studies from teachers, special programs, and school districts illustrate a variety of ways learning styles theory can be used in educational environments. Six principles dealing with learning styles are offered to help teachers understand and use learning styles theory in the classroom. (DF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education