Research Concerned with College Students'
|Clay, J. E.|
Alabama A & M University
High vs. Low Achievers'
|FINDINGS: Highly and poorly achieving freshmen revealed different learning-style|
characteristics. The lower the GPA, the more students preferred music, a variety of
resources and methods, soft lighting, mobility; an informal environment, and study-
ing with peers while learning difficult and new material. The higher the GPA, the
more students wanted a quiet, conventional classroom environment. These findings
tend to validate previous findings that differentiated between global and analytic indi-
viduals ( Bruno, Dunn, Sklar, & Beaudry, 1990).
Vazquez Arce, W.|
The Union for Experimenting
Colleges and Universities
|FINDINGS: This study investigated the learning-style preferences of high-risk, non-|
traditional community college students in Puerto Rico. The purpose of the study was
to make instructional recommendations on the basis of the identified learning-style
characteristics of these particular students. They showed preferences for bright light,
cool temperature, silence, formal seating arrangements, and studying in pairs, with an
expert, or alone. They felt motivated but also expressed a need to be motivated by
others. They viewed themselves as responsible, persistent, and in need of structure.
They seemed to learn better by hearing and preferred kinesthetic experiences. Their
preferred high-energy periods were early in the morning and in the evening.
|Created by Rita Dunn and Andrea Honigsfeld.|