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This study examined the relationship between learning style, level of resistance to change, and teacher retention in schools implementing an intensive schoolwide technology and media integration model. The participants were 237 elementary and middle school teachers from 11 low-income schools in North Carolina. Researchers found that teachers with sensing-thinking and sensing-feeling learning style preferences had higher levels of resistance to change. Teachers with the ST learning style were also three times more likely to leave their schools, compared to teachers with other learning style preferences.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2010
Developing Effective Teacher Beliefs about Learners: The Role of Sensitizing Teachers to Individual Learning Differences
The present study concerns the development of teachers’ beliefs about students as a result of a professional development (PD) course. The PD course sensitized 234 teachers to individual learning differences (ILDs), based on style strategy. Five learning/cognitive styles tools were used. After the PD, teachers’ interventionist beliefs significantly increased, regardless of their ILD preferences. Neither the length of the PD nor the amount of teaching experience affected the teachers’ interventionist beliefs about students. The authors conclude that developing more effective teacher beliefs about learners should become a component of teacher professional development.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
Development of A User-Friendly Instrument for Identifying the Learning Strategy Preferences of Adults
Learning strategies offer a means of addressing individual differences. A programmatic line of inquiry at two universities in the United States has led to an extensive body of research related to learning strategies and to the development of two instruments. This study reports on the development of one of these instruments that can be used to quickly identify learning strategy preferences.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
In this article, the authors address the problem of extracting the learner model based on Felder–Silverman learning style model. The target learners in this problem are the ones studying basic science. Using NBTree classification algorithm in conjunction with Binary Relevance classifier, the learners are classified based on their interests. Then, learners’ learning styles are detected using these classification results.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2009
Using Technology Tools to Engage Students with Multiple Learning Styles in a Constructivist Learning Environment
The effectiveness of technology used to address multiple learning styles in a constructivist environment was the topic of a study in a preservice teacher education reading methods course. Technology was used to communicate, scaffold and clarify concepts and content, engaging students with information. Outside of the classroom, technology was used in mediating and negotiating learning between the instructor and the students, and among the students.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2008
Regardless of learning style preference, the use of case study was found to be the preferred learning method. These findings were the result of a study conducted on students enrolled in elementary/secondary science methods course. Students completed a survey indicating their learning style preference and rated the eight identified teaching methods used throughout the semester for effectiveness.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2008
Connected and culturally embedded beliefs: Chinese and US teachers talk about how their students best learn mathematics
Teachers' beliefs regarding how students learn mathematics in China and in the United States is the subject of an interview study. The study revealed distinct differences of thinking about how mathematics should be taught and how Chinese and American teachers think their students learn math. Chinese teachers talked about developing student interest in mathematics and relating it to real life situations. American teachers talked about learning styles and hands-on approaches to learning.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2008
The article discusses pedagogical theories and their basis in psychological research. The author reviews the influence of Internet on disseminating pedagogically relevant research and globalising pedagogical terms and issues, such as metacognition, multiple forms of intelligence, thinking and learning styles, brain functioning, emotional intelligence and neurolinguistic programming. The author also examines the viability of developing pedagogy from superficial reading of psychological ideas and suggests that pedagogical research is becoming increasingly self referential. The study is conducted in England, where educational and governmental documents were examined.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007