Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Cognitive styles in children; Learning, Psychology of;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
J. Ana Donaldson
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©2007 Roger E. Baker
Baker, Roger E., "Use of learning styles in the selection of instructional strategies : Does pedagogy lead to practice?" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 297.