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Created: August 1, 2002
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Educational research recognizes many learning styles. Some of us aud well. That is, we learn most effectively when listening carefully as someone explains ideas and concepts to us. Some of us really do learn most efficiently by "doing," Dewey's famous prescription for learning. And some of us learn most efficiently by reading. We have tried to make this site workable for all of you, and so have tried to adapt our readings and exercises and forum to the many different styles. That's hard, and we don't pretend to have created a perfect mix, but we have given you the flexibiility to design the mix that works best for you and for us.

Student Learning Style Survey Understanding how you, as an individual, learn. Essential to answerability in learning. Link from the Ted Nellen Website.

Understanding how you learn most effectively enables you to tell us when we fall back on old assumptions, like the one that you will each study for two hours for every hour of class. Hah! Tell us when that happened the last time. And it's not just you:

"If [todays students are] not smarter or better prepared, perhaps they're working harder? This doesn't seem to be the case either. The assumption behind most college courses is that students will spend two hours studying for every hour they spend in class, but that is rarely the case. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) reveals that not even 15 percent of students come close to this ideal."

From Grade Inflation: It's Not Just an Issue for the Ivy League. . . Backup

Nor do we permit answerability on the issue of the stress and the pressure to succeed. In one of our early issues, whose . . .

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