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Learning && Teaching Styles

Teacher centred style = didactive approach

Bennett (1987) comparison of the effectiveness of formal vs. informal teaching styles on
871 questionnaires in primary schools in Cumbria and Lincolnshire
468 responses
Used a cluster analysis to find 12 different teaching styles from formal to informal

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*Kolb's typology*
Argues that learning styles must be broken into two dimensions, the perceptual continuum
and processing continuum
The first of these dimensions refers to which the way in which a person is most
comfortable transforming experiences so that they make sense. There are two extremes in
this continuum concrete…

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Formulating learning style inventories, psychologists tread a fine line between validity and

Individual differences
Gender differences relationship between gender and learning style was investigating in
a study by


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