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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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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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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
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Harootunian, Berj – Theory into Practice, 1980
Until recently, teacher behaviors as conceptualized by educational researchers were not consistent with teachers' own views of effective teaching. Explicit attention has to be devoted to the characteristics of the teacher so that changes or adoptions of new procedures will be congruent with the teacher's own ideas and attitudes. (JN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Agents, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Della-Dora, Delmo; Wells, James D. – Theory into Practice, 1980
Schools need to identify the specific skills, knowledge, and attitudes which characterize an effective member of a democratic society and provide instruction for these qualities. Basic qualities of the effective democratic citizen include skills in clarifying personal values and knowledge of the available resources for learning. (JN)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study