Faculty Advisor

Leah Nillas

Graduation Year

2018

Location

Foyer, State Farm Hall

Start Date

21-4-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2018 12:00 PM

Description

Our world is changing every day and the educational classroom is not an exception: the way in which students learn has changed. In previous studies, researchers found that incorporating students’ learning styles into the classroom, through the use of a learning styles inventory has improved student engagement as well as assessment scores (Guven & Ozbeck, 2007; Faulk & Faulk, 2013). This study aims to identify how incorporating students’ learning styles can improve student motivation, confidence, and engagement in the classroom. This study was conducted in a rural high school with a class of twenty-five students. The students engaged in activities that were matched with their learning style, as well as activities that did not match their learning style in order to measure if their participating in activities geared towards their learning style improved their score on a formative assessment. The data includes student work samples, field notes, and lesson plans. Keeping up with the diverse students’ needs, this study documents the benefits of incorporating learning styles in teaching.

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Engaging Students in Learning Style Based Activities

Foyer, State Farm Hall

Our world is changing every day and the educational classroom is not an exception: the way in which students learn has changed. In previous studies, researchers found that incorporating students’ learning styles into the classroom, through the use of a learning styles inventory has improved student engagement as well as assessment scores (Guven & Ozbeck, 2007; Faulk & Faulk, 2013). This study aims to identify how incorporating students’ learning styles can improve student motivation, confidence, and engagement in the classroom. This study was conducted in a rural high school with a class of twenty-five students. The students engaged in activities that were matched with their learning style, as well as activities that did not match their learning style in order to measure if their participating in activities geared towards their learning style improved their score on a formative assessment. The data includes student work samples, field notes, and lesson plans. Keeping up with the diverse students’ needs, this study documents the benefits of incorporating learning styles in teaching.