Assessing the impact of student learning style preferences

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Title: Assessing the impact of student learning style preferences
Author: Davis, Stacey; Franklin, Scott
Abstract: Students express a wide range of preferences for learning environments. We are trying to measure the manifestation of learning styles in various learning environments. In particular, we are interested in performance in an environment that disagrees with the expressed learning style preference, paying close attention to social (group vs. individual) and auditory (those who prefer to learn by listening) environments. These are particularly relevant to activity-based curricula which typically emphasize group-work and de-emphasize lectures. Our methods include multiple-choice assessments, individual student interviews, and a study in which we attempt to isolate the learning environment.
Description: Proceedings of the 2003 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Physics Education Research Conference, Scott V. Franklin, Jeffery Marx, and Karen Cummings Ed. PERC Publishing, NY, 2003. 4 pages, 0 figures.
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Date: 2004-09-09

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