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Selected Online Articles:
Teaching Across Type – Using the PLSI

o        Learning Styles Can Become Learning Strategies
URL http://www.ntlf.com/html/pi/9511/article1.htm

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Center for Study of Teaching and Learning Styles [gopher site] From
St. John's University. Dunn & Dunn model. Abstracts, etc.
Discover Your Learning Styles Excellent source of info
Howard Gardner's M. I. theory and the Arts Extensive information on arts education; museum links.
Multiple Intelligences : Different Ways of Learning

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o        Article by Judith C. Reiff, Association for Childhood Education International
Multiple Intelligences

 

o        Extensive coverage of Internet resources from SurfAquarium
Howard Gardner. The Seven Types of Intelligences Lists
Gardner's types of intelligences.
An Interview with Howard Gardner
Gardner discusses his theory of multiple intelligences.
Learning Modalities, Styles and Strategies Assessment instruments; scales; inventories; vocabulary
Learning Styles - Preferences Pedagogy; work of Kolb, Gardner
Learning Styles - Parents Article for parents explaining different styles and tips
Pedagogical Implications of Cognitive Science & Howard Gardner's M. I. Theory
Slavin Glossary of Educational Psychology Terms

 

Additional References:

Multiple Intelligences: Gardner's Theory- ERIC Document

Additional Research Using the MBTI and ILS.

R.M. Felder and R. Brent, "Understanding Student Differences." J. Engr. Education, 94(1), 57-72 (2005). An exploration of differences in student learning styles, approaches to learning (deep, surface, and strategic), and levels of intellectual development.

R.M. Felder, "Matters of Style." ASEE Prism, 6(4), 18-23 (December 1996). Principles and applications of four learning style models (Felder-Silverman, Kolb, and models based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument). The paper concludes that the choice of a model is almost irrelevant: teaching designed to address all dimensions on any of the models is likely to be effective, and all of the models lead to more or less the same instructional approach.

R.M. Felder, G.N. Felder, and E.J. Dietz, "The Effects of Personality Type on Engineering Student Performance and Attitudes." J. Engr. Education, 91(1), 3-17 (2002). The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was administered to 116 sophomore engineering students, whose progress through the curriculum for the next two years was monitored. Type differences in various academic performance measures and attitudes were generally consistent with the predictions of type theory. Active and cooperative learning improves the performance of MBTI types (extraverts, sensors, and feelers) found in previous studies to be disadvantaged in the engineering curriculum.

 

 

 

Bibliography of Learning Styles Literature:

Bonham, L. Adrianne. (1988). Learning style use: In need of perspective.  Lifelong Learning: An Omnibus of Practice and Research, 11(5), 14-17, 19.

Brown, Robert D. (1992). Review of the Study process questionnaire.  In Jack J. Kramer & Jane Close Conoley (Eds.), The eleventh mental measurements yearbook.  Lin­coln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press.

Checkley, Kathy. (1997, Sept.). The first seven…and the eighth: A conversation with Howard Gardner. Educational Leadership, 55(1), 8-13.

Curry, L. (1987). Integrating concepts of cognitive or learning style: A review with atten­tion to psychometric standards.  Ottawa: Canadian College of Health Service Execu­tives.

Dunn, R., & Griggs, S. (1995). A meta-analytic validation of the Dunn and Dunn model of learning-style preferences.  Journal of Educational Research, 88(6), 353-362.

Ferro, Trenton R. (1998). Review of the Learning preference scales.  In James C. Impara & Barbara S. Plake (Eds.), The thirteenth mental measurements yearbook.  Lin­coln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press.

Gardner, Howard. (1983). Frames of mind.  New York: Basic Books.

Gardner, Howard. (1996, Apr.). Multiple intelligences: Myths and messages.  Interna­tional Schools Journal, 15(2), 8-22.

Hall, Cathy W. (1992). Review of the Study process questionnaire.  In Jack J. Kramer & Jane Close Conoley (Eds.), The eleventh mental measurements yearbook.  Lin­coln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press.

Hayes, John, & Allinson, Christopher W. (1997, May-June).  Learning styles and training and development in work.  Educational Psychology, 17(1/2), 185-194.

Index of learning styles (ILS). (n.d.) Retrieved December 6, 2002, from http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/ILSpage.html

Kaiser, Javaid. (1998). Review of the Productivity environmental preference survey. In James C. Impara & Barbara S. Plake (Eds.), The thirteenth mental measurements yearbook.  Lincoln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press.

Kavale, Kenneth A., Hirshoren, Alfred, & Forness, Steven R.  (1998, Spring).  Meta-analytic validation of the Dunn and Dunn model of learning-style preferences: A critique of what was Dunn.  Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 13(2), 75-80.

Klein, Perry D. (1997, Fall).  Multiplying the problems of intelligence by eight: A cri­tique of Gardner’s theory.  Canadian Journal of Education, 22(4), 377-394.

Lewthwaite, Barbara-Jayne, & Dunham, Heather Pfleger. (1999). Enriching teaching scholarship through learning styles.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington.

Miller, Robert J. (1998). Review of the Learning preference scales.  In James C. Impara & Barbara S. Plake (Eds.), The thirteenth mental measurements yearbook.  Lin­coln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press.

Seidel, Laura E., & England, Eileen M. (1997). Gregorc’s cognitive styles: Preference for instructional and assessment techniques in college students. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington.

Sewall, Timothy J. (1986).  The measurement of learning style: A critique of four assess­ment tools.  University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, Assessment Center.  ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 267247

Silver, Harvey, Strong, Richard, & Perini, Matthew. (1997, Sept.) Integrating learning styles and multiple intelligences.  Educational Leadership, 55(1), 22-27.

Thompson, Patricia, & others. (1979, April).  Interrelationships among five cognitive style tests, student characteristics, and achievement.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Fran­cisco.  ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 174678

Traub, James. (1998, Oct. 26).  Multiple intelligence disorder.  New Republic, 219(17), 20-23.

Wilson, Vicki A. (1998, Jan. 1). Learning how they learn: A review of the literature on learning styles. Muskingum College. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 427017

Research Related to the MBTI and PLSI

 

Briggs-Myers, I. (1980). Gifts Differing. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

 

Briggs-Myers, I., & McCaulley, M. (1992). Manual: A Guild to the Development and use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

 

Gregorc, A. (1985). Inside Styles Beyond the Basics. Columbia, CT: Gregorc Associates.

 

Keirsey, D., & Bates, M. (1984). Please Understand Me. Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis.

 

Kolb, D. (1981). Learning Style Inventory. Boston, MA: McBer and Company.

 

Kroeger, O., & Thuesen, J. (1988). Type Talk. New York: Dell Publishing.

 

Lawrence, G. (1987). Teachers Types and Tiger Stripes. Palo Alto: Consulting Psychologists Press.

 

Morphord, J., & Willing, D. (1991a). The implications of the research on personality and temperament type variations for effective restructuring of schools. (Monograph Series ). Seattle, WA: Seattle University.

 

Morphord, J., & Willing, D. (1991b). Type preference of educational leaders: another example of TJ tendencies in decision making (Monograph series ). Seattle: Seattle University.