Handbook of Individual Differences, Learning, and Instruction

Handbook of Individual Differences, Learning, and Instruction

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Written for teachers, trainers, and instructional designers -- anyone who is responsible for designing or preparing instruction -- this book begins with one basic premise: individual differences mediate learning at all levels and in all situations. That is, some learners find it easier or more difficult to learn some skills or to learn from certain forms of instruction because they vary in terms of aptitude, cognitive styles, personality, or learning styles. This volume describes most of the major differences in a readable and accessible way and demonstrates how to design various forms of instruction and predict the ease with which learners will acquire different skills. Most books that discuss any learner differences focus on those that characterize special education populations, whereas this book focuses on normal learners. Designed as a handbook, this volume is structured to provide easy and consistent access to information and answers, and prescriptions and hypotheses. When definitive answers are not possible because there is no research documentation, the authors suggest theories designed to stimulate future research.Multiplication--The student must multiply six-digit numbers by a singledigit number. Division--This test ... Spelling--This is a true-false test of 100 spelling words. Grammar--The student corrects ... First Letters--This timed test requires the student to write as many words as possible that begin with a P. Fou r-Letter Words--In thisanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Individual Differences, Learning, and Instruction
Author:David H. Jonassen, Barbara L. Grabowski
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-12-06


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