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Learning Strategies and Learning Styles : Perspectives on Individual Differences - Ronald R. Schmeck

Learning Strategies and Learning Styles

Perspectives on Individual Differences

By: Ronald R. Schmeck (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1988
ISBN: 9780306428609
Number Of Pages: 368

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A style is any pattern we see in a person's way of accomplishing a particular type of task. The "task" of interest in the present context is education-learning and remembering in school and transferring what is learned to the world outside of school. Teachers are expressing some sort of awareness of style when they observe a particular action taken by a particular student and then say something like: "This doesn't surprise me! That's just the way he is. " Observation of a single action cannot reveal a style. One's impres­ sion of a person's style is abstracted from multiple experiences of the person under similar circumstances. In education, if we understand the styles of individual students, we can often anticipate their perceptions and subsequent behaviors, anticipate their misunderstandings, take ad­ vantage of their strengths, and avoid (or correct) their weaknesses. These are some of the goals of the present text. In the first chapter, I present an overview of the terminology and research methods used by various authors of the text. Although they differ a bit with regard to meanings ascribed to certain terms or with regard to conclusions drawn from certain types of data, there is none­ theless considerable agreement, especially when one realizes that they represent three different continents and five different nationalities.

An Introduction to Strategies and Styles of Learning; R.R. Schmeck. Motivational Factors in Students' Approaches to Learning; N. Entwistle. Describing and Improving Learning; F. Marton. Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, and Conceptual or Learning Style; G. Pask. Simultaneous-Successive Processing and Planning; J.P. Das. Students' Self-Concepts and the Quality of Learning in Public Schools and Universities; P. McCarthy, R.R. Schmeck. Applications of the Concepts of Strategy and Style: Context and Strategy: Situational Influences on Learning; P. Ramsden. Approaches to Learning and Essay Writing; J. Biggs. Style, Strategy, and Skill in Reading; J. Kirby. Styles of Thinking and Creativity; P. Torrance, Z. Rockenstein. Assessment and Training of Student Learning Strategies; C. Weinstein. Strategies and Styles of Learning: An Integration of Varied Perspectives; R.R. Schmeck.Index.

ISBN: 9780306428609
ISBN-10: 0306428601
Series: Perspectives on Individual Differences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th June 1988
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 22