Chapter 1 Rita Dunn
Capitalizing on College Students' Learning
Styles: Theory, Practice, and Research
PROBLEMS CONCERNED WITH TEACHING IN
HIGHER EDUCATION Problem #1. It is logical to believe that college students know how to study.
Without that ability, how could they have succeeded well enough in high
school to warrant admission into college?Response: High school teachers tend to spoon feed their students. They feel
that if they "don't cover the curriculum," their students won't learn it! One
outcome appears to be that at least 25 percent of freshmen fail or are placed
on probation when, for the first time, they need to:
And, if the freshman lives in an on-campus dormitory, there are additional
problems that get in the way of studying, such as concentrating with:
|• ||listen to a lecture and intuit "what is important";|
|• ||listen to a lecture and take notes for studying for the test;|
|• ||listen to a lecture and remember three-quarters of what they hear;|
|• ||read and intuit what is important;|
|• ||read and take notes for studying for the test; and|
|• ||remember three-quarters of what they read.|
|• ||someone else in the room;|
|• ||someone else's need for music--or quiet--while concentrating;|
|• ||someone else talking to friends in person, on the telephone, or on a cell phone;|
|• ||vastly different lighting needs;|
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Book title: Practical Approaches to Using Learning Styles in Higher Education.
Contributors: Rita Dunn - Editor, Shirley A. Griggs - Editor.
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 3.
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