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Highsmith, Robert – Theory into Practice, 1987
This article summarizes research regarding economics education relating to how teacher preparation and training influence student understanding, the role of instructional materials in increasing economic understanding, and how attributes of students influence their ability to learn economics. (CB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Economics Education, 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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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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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