Developing thoughtful students: Using learning styles in an HE context

Authors: Pheiffer, G., Holley, D. and Andrew, D.

Journal: Education and Training

Volume: 47

Issue: 6

Pages: 422-431

ISSN: 0040-0912

DOI: 10.1108/00400910510617042


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of learning styles in developing learning in a higher education context. Design/methodology/approach - The paper employs a case study of a year one introductory module for first-year university students in a post-1992 university. Findings - It is suggested that learning styles in association with concepts of engagement and identity may be usefully and successfully employed in supporting, guiding and developing student learning. The importance of contextual factors is a factor that will influence learning strategies. Originality/value - The paper is critical of other uses of learning styles and makes suggestions to develop and broaden the role of learning styles. © Emerald Group publishing Limited.

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