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Learning and Teaching Styles in Engineering Education.
When Linda Silverman and I wrote this paper in 1987, our goal was to offer some insights about teaching and learning based on Dr. Silverman’s expertise in educational psychology and my experience inExpand
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Applications, Reliability and Validity of the Index of Learning Styles*
RICHARD M. FELDER and JONI SPURLIN North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695±7905, USA. E-mail: rmfelder@mindspring.com The Index of Learning Styles (ILS) is an instrumentExpand
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Reaching the Second Tier--Learning and Teaching Styles in College Science Education.
In her recent study of college science instruction, Sheila Tobias [19] defines two tiers of entering college students, the first consisting of those who go on to earn science degrees and the secondExpand
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Understanding Student Differences
Students have different levels of motivation, different attitudes about teaching and learning, and different responses to specific classroom environments and instructional practices. The moreExpand
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Students have different learning styles--characteristic strengths and preferences in the ways they take in and process information. Some respond strongly to visual forms of information, like pictures, diagrams, and schematics; others get more from verbal forms--written and spoken explanations. Expand
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Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams
This paper is a guide to the effective design and management of team assignments in a college classroom where little class time is available for instruction on teaming skills. Topics discussedExpand
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Designing and Teaching Courses to Satisfy the ABET Engineering Criteria
Since the new ABET accreditation system was first introduced to American engineering education in the middle 1990s as Engineering Criteria 2000, most discussion in the literature has focused on howExpand
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Navigating the Bumpy Road to Student-Centered Instruction
In the traditional approach to higher education, the burden of communicating course material resides primarily with the instructor. In student-centered instruction (SCI), some of this burden isExpand
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Learning and Teaching Styles In Foreign and Second Language Education
The ways in which an individual characteristically acquires, retains, and retrieves information are collectively termed the individual's learning style. Mismatches often occur be- tween the learningExpand
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The Many Faces of Inductive Teaching and Learning
This paper briefly reviews the distinguishing features of the principal inductive methods, describes illustrative applications in the sciences, discusses practical issues of implementation, and suggests resources for instructors who wish to use one or more inductive method in their own teaching. Expand
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