The Complete Guide to the Learning Styles InService System / Edition 1

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Renowned experts on learning styles, Drs. Rita and Kenneth Dunn show staff developers how to use teachers' learning styles in in-service programs so they can model alternative strategies for their students. Step-by-step procedures help in-service coordinators assist in retraining professional teachers. This book clearly describes the problems educators face with schooling and inservice, and details the concept of learning styles. Practical help is provided for identifying learning styles, and understanding and using global and analytic approaches to inservice. The reader will learn how to design tactical and kinesthetic resources, activity packages, programmed learning sequences for inservice, and how to manage their implementation. Providing step-by-step instruction, topics include: What Can Be Done to Improve Teaching Quickly? and What Is Learning Style? This book is for practicing and prospective educational leaders and teachers.
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Editorial Reviews

Advocating a new system of inservice instruction for teachers, the authors describe problems faced by educators, explain the concept of learning styles, and describe how inservice coordinators can use learning-style strategies to retrain professional teachers according to the teachers' learning styles. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Professors Rita Dunn and Kenneth Dunn are experience educators and experts on learning styles who have successfully collaborated to present a comprehensive one volume survey of learning styles for teacher training sessions that will enable the student teacher and experienced classroom instructor on how to identify adults' learning styles, understanding and use global and analytical approaches, design tactual and kinesthetic resources, design contract activity packages and programmed learning sequences, and manage the implementation of learning styles training. Highly recommended and "reader friendly", the step-by-step procedures comprising The Complete Guide To The Learning Styles Inservice System will prove invaluable for in-service coordinators in the retraining and retention of professional teachers at the primary, secondary, collegiate, and adult education levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205274413
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/23/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 9.27 (w) x 7.01 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Required: A Totally New System of Inservice 1
2 Introduction to Learning Styles 11
3 Identifying Participants' Learning Styles 30
4 Global and Analytic Approaches to Inservice 38
5 Small-Group Techniques for Inservice Workshops 46
6 Designing Tactual Resources 57
7 Designing Kinesthetic Resources for Inservice 72
8 Designing Contract Activity Packages for Inservice 85
9 Designing Programmed Learning Sequences for Inservice 120
10 Learning-Styles Inservice: Managing the Implementation 168
References 179
App. A Research Award Winners 205
App. B Research Concerned with Learning Styles and Environmental Preferences 207
App. C Research Concerned with the Emotional Elements of Learning Styles 211
App. D Experimental Research Concerned with Learning Styles and Sociological Preferences 213
App. E Experimental Research Concerned with Perceptual Preferences 215
App. F Experimental Research Concerned with Learning Styles and Time of Day, Intake, and Mobility Preference 219
Index 223
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