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Getting old and heading south: the academic success of Southerner learners in design cohorts

Tucker, Richard 2009, Getting old and heading south: the academic success of Southerner learners in design cohorts, Higher education research and development, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 195-207, doi: 10.1080/07294360902725066.

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Title Getting old and heading south: the academic success of Southerner learners in design cohorts
Author(s) Tucker, RichardORCID iD for Tucker, Richard
Journal name Higher education research and development
Volume number 28
Issue number 2
Start page 195
End page 207
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009-04-19
ISSN 0729-4360
Keyword(s) learning spaces
learning styles
studio andragogy
Summary This paper investigates the relationship between learning style, as determined by Kolb's Learning Style Inventory, age and one measure of academic performance in design assignments for two cohorts of first- and third-year architecture students. The paper focuses on the results of a cross-curriculum learning style survey conducted as part of a project aimed at resolving the learning difficulties of students collaborating in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team assignments. The research was conducted to determine how learning style differences in heterogeneous teams might be addressed through pedagogy. In light of evidence in student cohorts of learning style changes towards the learning styles of design teachers as students progress through their studies, this paper demonstrates how these changes reflect a statistically significant relationship between learning styles and academic performance in design assignments.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07294360902725066
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
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