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Keywords

Cognitive styles in children; Learning, Psychology of;

Abstract

Much has been written about the importance of learning styles in instructional design. Learning styles can be measured by the use of personality profiles such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Learning styles can also be measured by Learning Style Inventories and defined by cognitive theory such as Gardner's multiple intelligences. This literature review explores the different approaches to the study of learning styles and the practical use of learning style indicators as a tool for selecting instructional strategies.

Many challenges exist in designing instruction to the personal level including costs, time, and instructor limits. Philosophical questions on the benefits of customization must also be considered. Research supports the need to have variety in instruction to better simulate real-world application. This literature review concludes instruction should be learner centered, but does not need to be personality centered.

Year of Submission

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

J. Ana Donaldson

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Date Original

2007

Object Description

1 PDF file (31 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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