Graduation Year

2005

Location

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

16-4-2005 1:15 PM

End Date

16-4-2005 2:30 PM

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Although teaching is an age old practice, there are new teaching methods and strategies developed constantly. Recently, the trend has been to move away from the tradition lecture system to a more hands on or tactile based method. The main question to ask ourselves is: Which of these methods students learn more from? Recent research shows that most teachers believe the tactile learning system has more benefit to students. This study includes surveys of two high school Geometry classes and interviews with students and teachers, to examine their perceptions about the subject. This study suggests that different learning styles are linked to the teaching style which helps the students learn better. Teachers should take into account their students learning styles in deciding which teaching method to use.

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Although teaching is an age old practice, there are new teaching methods and strategies developed constantly. Recently, the trend has been to move away from the tradition lecture system to a more hands on or tactile based method. The main question to ask ourselves is: Which of these methods students learn more from? Recent research shows that most teachers believe the tactile learning system has more benefit to students. This study includes surveys of two high school Geometry classes and interviews with students and teachers, to examine their perceptions about the subject. This study suggests that different learning styles are linked to the teaching style which helps the students learn better. Teachers should take into account their students learning styles in deciding which teaching method to use.

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Teaching Styles: Which One Will You Choose?

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Teaching Styles: Which One Will You Choose?

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Although teaching is an age old practice, there are new teaching methods and strategies developed constantly. Recently, the trend has been to move away from the tradition lecture system to a more hands on or tactile based method. The main question to ask ourselves is: Which of these methods students learn more from? Recent research shows that most teachers believe the tactile learning system has more benefit to students. This study includes surveys of two high school Geometry classes and interviews with students and teachers, to examine their perceptions about the subject. This study suggests that different learning styles are linked to the teaching style which helps the students learn better. Teachers should take into account their students learning styles in deciding which teaching method to use.