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Selecting teaching style based on group technology philosophy

Selecting teaching style based on group technology philosophy PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to classify students into clusters at class level according to their preferred learning styles by using group technology.Design/methodology/approachThe Felder and Silverman index of learning styles is used to determine the preferred learning styles of the students, then similarity-coefficient analysis is used to group students into clusters based on the similarity of their preferences.FindingsUsing this approach would allow the instructor to use a teaching style suitable for the students in order to achieve the intended learning outcomes.Originality/valueThis is an original research with promising findings to help educators using this approach to achieve the intended learning outcomes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education Emerald Publishing

Selecting teaching style based on group technology philosophy

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2050-7003
DOI
10.1108/JARHE-02-2017-0014
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to classify students into clusters at class level according to their preferred learning styles by using group technology.Design/methodology/approachThe Felder and Silverman index of learning styles is used to determine the preferred learning styles of the students, then similarity-coefficient analysis is used to group students into clusters based on the similarity of their preferences.FindingsUsing this approach would allow the instructor to use a teaching style suitable for the students in order to achieve the intended learning outcomes.Originality/valueThis is an original research with promising findings to help educators using this approach to achieve the intended learning outcomes.

Journal

Journal of Applied Research in Higher EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 9, 2017

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