Learning styles: a review of the english language literature

Bedford, Tas (2006) Learning styles: a review of the english language literature. In: Learning Styles and Learning : A Key to Meeting the Accountability Demands in Education. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, NY., USA, pp. 19-42. ISBN 1594546088


This chapter presents an overview of the diverse conceptualizations of learning styles and of the diversity of ways that have been devised for gathering information about individuals' learning styles. The review is limited to work reported in the English language literature since the early 1980's. The major components of models of learning styles, and the main educational issues that have been associated with work on learning styles, are identified from critical analyses of learning styles theory and research that are to be found in the literature. The overview provides a background of information against which some relatively recent developments in learning styles research, theorizing, and instrumentation are examined for their potential usefulness in enhancing the quality of teaching-learning processes and outcomes, particularly in the higher education sector.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Office of Preparatory and Academic Studies
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:35
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 02:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning style; universities
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170205 Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170204 Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9760

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