The Importance of Learning Styles: Understanding the Implications for Learning, Course Design, and Education

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Ronald R. Sims, Serbrenia J. Sims
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Education - 213 pages
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This book provides a timely review of learning style research. It examines those approaches that purport to promote effective learning. It affirms the need for instructors and trainers to recognize the importance of individual learning differences and to use methods that help create a learning climate which increases the potential learning for all students or trainees regardless of their preferred way of learning.

The ability to understand and to teach to the various learning styles of students is essential to improving the effectiveness of college-level education. In this book, Sims and Sims bring together significant research to aid academics and organizational trainers in understanding and applying learning style research and knowledge to program, course, and class development.

 

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Contents

Learning Enhancement in Higher Education
1
Learning Styles A Survey of Adult Learning Style Inventory Models
25
Increasing the Effectiveness of UniversityCollege Instruction Integrating the Results of Learning Style Research into Course Design and Delivery
49
Toward a Framework for Matching Teaching and Learning Styles for Diverse Populations
69
Learning Styles and the Changing Face of Community Colleges
79
The Importance of Learning Styles in Total Quality ManagementOriented College and University Courses
99
Adapting Faculty and Student Learning Styles Implications for Accounting Education
117
Using Experiential Learning Theory and Learning Styles in Diversity Education
129
Experiential Learning Preparing Students to Move from the Classroom to the Work Environment
147
The Nature of Adult Learning and Effective Training Guidelines
161
The Learning Model for Managers A Tool to Facilitate Learning
179
Learning and Learning Styles A Review and Look to the Future
193
Index
211
About the Contributors
215
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About the author (1995)

RONALD R. SIMS is Professor of Business and Director of the MBA Program, School of Business, College of William and Mary.

SERBRENIA J. SIMS is an independent researcher. Together they have contributed numerous works on multiculturalism and higher education, including Managing Institutions of Higher Education into the 21st Century, Student Outcomes Assessment, and Diversifying Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Greenwood Press, 1991, 1992, and 1994 respectively).

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