Implementation of learning styles at the teacher level

Tine Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Publication date: 21 March 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present, try out, and evaluate a strategy for implementation of learning and teaching styles at the teacher level.

Design/methodology/approach

The study takes a qualitative approach to evaluating the short‐term and long‐term effects of a workshop on teaching and learning styles with regard to changing teachers' implicit beliefs and teaching practice.

Findings

Fourteen months after a two‐day workshop on learning and teaching styles, teachers' implicit beliefs about learning and teaching remain explicit and their teaching practice has changed towards a higher degree of differentiation as a result of the workshop.

Practical implications

The paper demonstrates that it is possible to change experienced teachers' teaching practice to a higher degree of differentiation with a two‐day workshop.

Originality/value

The paper provides knowledge on how to change in‐service teachers' implicit beliefs and how to affect their teaching practice to making use of of learning and teaching styles in their teaching practice.

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Citation

Nielsen, T. (2008), "Implementation of learning styles at the teacher level", Education + Training, Vol. 50 No. 2, pp. 155-166. https://doi.org/10.1108/00400910810862137

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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