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Is there a difference in learning styles of honors versus non-honors students as assessed by the GEFT?

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Date Issued:
2001
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University of Central Florida College of Education Thesis; The goal of this research was to find if there was a discernible difference in the preferred learning style of an honors student versus a non-honors student based on the Group Embedded Figures Test. Although many instructors use the lecture method to teach, it many not be the most productive tool for students to learn. The information from this study could be of help when an instructor is preparing to instruct a group of students in an honors, AP (advanced placement) or gifted class as to determine what activities would provide the best retention of material. The results of this study were analyzed to examine the variables of being an honors or non-honors student, gender, age, ethnicity, degree being pursued and being a full time or part time student. According to the Chi2 analysis, it was found that there is no one learning style that is preferred by students who take honors classes versus other students. It was also discovered that gender, age, ethnicity, degree being pursued and being either a full time or part time student did not impact preferred learning style for the students on the East Campus of Valencia Community College. Suggested use for this study would be to inform instructors and faculty that there is no one learning style preferred by the honors student. This information can not be reiterated enough to ensure that students are given many different types of opportunities to successfully accomplish their academic goals.
Title: Is there a difference in learning styles of honors versus non-honors students as assessed by the GEFT?.
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Name(s): Hollister, Debra Lee, Author
Kubala, Thomas, Committee Chair
Education, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2001
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: University of Central Florida College of Education Thesis; The goal of this research was to find if there was a discernible difference in the preferred learning style of an honors student versus a non-honors student based on the Group Embedded Figures Test. Although many instructors use the lecture method to teach, it many not be the most productive tool for students to learn. The information from this study could be of help when an instructor is preparing to instruct a group of students in an honors, AP (advanced placement) or gifted class as to determine what activities would provide the best retention of material. The results of this study were analyzed to examine the variables of being an honors or non-honors student, gender, age, ethnicity, degree being pursued and being a full time or part time student. According to the Chi2 analysis, it was found that there is no one learning style that is preferred by students who take honors classes versus other students. It was also discovered that gender, age, ethnicity, degree being pursued and being either a full time or part time student did not impact preferred learning style for the students on the East Campus of Valencia Community College. Suggested use for this study would be to inform instructors and faculty that there is no one learning style preferred by the honors student. This information can not be reiterated enough to ensure that students are given many different types of opportunities to successfully accomplish their academic goals.
Identifier: CFR0011946 (IID), ucf:53105 (fedora)
Note(s): 2001-08-01
Ed.D.
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Subject(s): Education -- Dissertations
Academic
Dissertations
Academic -- Education
Cognitive styles
Field dependence (Psychology)
Learning
Learning
Psychology of
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