My students don't learn the way I do

de Raadt, Michael and Simon, (2011) My students don't learn the way I do. In: ACE 2011: 13th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 17-20 Jan 2011, Perth, Australia.

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An understanding of how students learn can facilitate the design and creation of better teaching materials. Instruments that attempt to measure learning styles are many and varied, and their use can be controversial. This paper reports on a study of the learning styles of students in an introductory programming course, and a comparison with the learning style of their instructor. We conclude that it is not necessary to cover all possible learning styles, so long as students’ learning preferences include the modalities presented in materials.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Version deposited in accordance with the policy of the publisher (Australian Computer Society Inc.)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2012 07:22
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2015 05:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning styles; VARK; computing education; introductory programming
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170203 Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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