Search results for: Cognitive styles
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This study explored the achievement of preservice teachers when advice in the form of text and resources was provided based on students’ identified learning styles. The authors developed an online module to link prepared advice for the completion of course tasks to particular learning style preferences. The results point to the value of a learning style preference advice module as a scaffolding tool. Students’ assessment results when advice was provided were higher than when advice was not provided. Additionally, students believed the online module provided valuable information in understanding and applying content to the completion of course assignments. The findings show that coupled with feedback provided to students in other ways throughout the course, the online learning style preference module adds additional support to preservice teachers that may lead to increasing their understanding of course content and learning styles.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2015
This study used Cognitive load theory (CLT) to explain the challenges faced by student teachers. Results revealed that student teachers decreased mental effort related to monitoring their students’ level of attention, meeting needs of diverse learners, and managing internal and external distractions.
Updated: Sep. 22, 2014
Teacher Educators' Perceptions and Use of Differentiated Instruction Practices: An Exploratory Investigation
The purpose of this study was to explore how teacher educators perceive and use differentiated instruction. The results suggest teacher educators highly value and prioritize creating a positive learning environment. Furthermore, teacher educators reported using a variety of strategies that support differentiation of content, process, and product. Although they found some congruence between teacher educators' beliefs and practices and Tomlinson's model, the results suggest that a comprehensive framework for differentiation is not being modeled for candidates. The article concludes that this exploratory study provided timely and valuable information about teacher educators' beliefs and practices related to differentiation.
Updated: Sep. 02, 2014
This case study examined the experiences of a group of high school science teachers participating in a unique professional development method involving an argue-to-learn intervention. Findings indicate that participant groups were more likely to use the Web to find unique evidence than to they were to use the provided materials.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2013
This paper is part of an ethnographic study aiming to examine teacher collaboration in a primary school. The intention was to discover how the two teachers in the classroom studied categorized pupils according to the learning styles model they had invented, and how the resulting groups were used for the purposes of classroom management.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012
This article investigates teaching and learning science from two different perspectives transformative, aesthetic experience and a cognitive, rational framework. Tests of conceptual understanding before, after, and one month after instruction reveal teaching for transformative, aesthetic experience fosters more, and more enduring, learning of science concepts.
Updated: May. 13, 2011
The present study examines two of instruments reporting learning/cognitive style with school pupils in highly effective schools in England, UK. Neither instrument demonstrated reasonable internal consistency or results according with theoretical constructs. Concerns about the usefulness of these instruments in these contexts are explored.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011
An Analysis of Knowledge Structure, Diversity and Diagnostic Abilities Among Pre-Service Science Teachers Within the Domain of Oxidation and Reduction Chemistry
The goal of this study was to examine the development of preservice science teachers’ knowledge structures in the domain of oxidation and reduction chemistry. The findings large variation in knowledge structure complexity across the preservice teachers, strong correlations between measures of knowledge structure and diversity, and the development of more balanced knowledge structure representations.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
The Challenge of Involvement in Reflective Teaching: Three Case Studies from a Teacher Education Project on Conducting Classroom Discussions on Socio-Scientific Issues
The goal of this qualitative study was to learn more about how teachers deal with a reflective teaching approach aimed at developing their competencies in analyzing and facilitating classroom discussions on socio-scientific issues. Three cases of teachers' journeys through the project are reconstructed and characterized. The authors posit that each teacher benefited from the project according to his or her individual situation, needs and learning style.
Updated: Aug. 17, 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