Learning styles: a review of the english language literature

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Bedford, Tas. 2006. "Learning styles: a review of the english language literature." Sims, Ronald R. and Sims, Serbrenia J. (ed.) Learning Styles and Learning : A Key to Meeting the Accountability Demands in Education. New York, NY., USA. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 19-42
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Learning styles: a review of the english language literature

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2797
Book TitleLearning Styles and Learning : A Key to Meeting the Accountability Demands in Education
Authors
AuthorBedford, Tas
EditorsSims, Ronald R. and Sims, Serbrenia J.
Page Range19-42
Number of Pages24
Year2006
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Place of PublicationNew York, NY., USA
ISBN1594546088
Abstract

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.

Keywordslearning style; universities
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520203. Cognitive neuroscience
390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
520499. Cognitive and computational psychology not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsLearning and Teaching Support Unit
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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