The study of student learning style preferences for a more self-directed learning or teacher-directed learning is an important component within the enhancement of teaching and learning practices. This study investigated relationships between an adult learner's age with learning style preference (self-directed or teacher-directed) and gender. A revised version of the Learning Style Preference Questionnaire (LSPQ) was administered to students enrolled within the Tennessee Technology Center Statewide System. The sample was comprised of 1, 027 adult learners ranging in age of 18-65 and above. The sample indicated an overall preference for self-directed learning across all age ranges. Statistically significant differences were observed in the magnitude of the self-directed orientation between mean scores of male and female students in two age range categories.preference for teacher-directed was reversed from 1 to 5, 2 to 4, 4 to 2, and 5 to 1 for the purpose designing a total that can be compared. For questions that are worded toward a preference for self-directed learning the scale will be: Stronglyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Self-directed Vs Teacher-directed: What Do Vocational/technical Adult Students Prefer?|
|Author||:||Tammie Lane Bolling|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|