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Understanding of learning styles among VET practitioners

Smith, Peter 2005, Understanding of learning styles among VET practitioners, in AVETRA 2005 8th annual conference: Emerging futures, recent responsive and relevant research, AVETRA, [Brisbane, Qld.], pp. 1-10.

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Title Understanding of learning styles among VET practitioners
Author(s) Smith, Peter
Conference name Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association. National Conference (8th : 2005 : Brisbane, Qld.)
Conference location Brisbane
Conference dates 13 - 15 April 2005
Title of proceedings AVETRA 2005 8th annual conference: Emerging futures, recent responsive and relevant research
Editor(s) Blakeley, J.
Publication date 2005
Conference series Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 10
Publisher AVETRA
Place of publication [Brisbane, Qld.]
Summary The research described in this paper investigated the understandings of the concept of learning styles among VET teachers and trainers; and the perceived usefulness of learning styles as part of VET delivery considerations. The research took place in six provider sites across three States, and involved some 240 VET practitioners in a questionnaire, in focus groups, and in case studies. The questionnaire component of the research indicated that VET practitioners identify learning styles among their students along two major dimensions. The first of these relates to teacher observation of group and individual responses to content presentation methods; and the other is associated with observation of preferred contexts for learning. The qualitative components of the research indicated that VET practitioners identify a wide range of values in an understanding of style, as well as display a considerable understanding of style as an expression of individual differences. An iterative model of practitioner
style identification and response to style was developed from the combined quantitative and qualitative data.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2005, AVETRA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005699

Document type: Conference Paper
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