Learning styles of teachers and students in a second language classrooms

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Humanities
Department Linguistics
Faculty Mentor Mary Ann Christison
Creator Loveland, Jessica
Title Learning styles of teachers and students in a second language classrooms
Year graduated 2016
Description The general research questions for this research study are concerned with learning styles and whether differences in student and teacher learning styles negatively impact students' perceived grades in second and foreign language classrooms. Participants were asked to take a 30-minute online questionnaire on Qualtrics to determine their perceptual learning styles, group orientation, extraversion, and tolerance for ambiguity. They come from 11 different ESL or foreign language classes, two English language classes and nine language classes offered at the University of Utah. Participants were split up into two groups, students and teachers. A t-test determined that there was no statistical difference between students' and teachers' learning styles in any subset measured. Thur, the negative perception that students have of their grade cannot be attributed to differences in learning styles alone. For students who participated on study aborad experince or an LDS mission, the responses were overwhelmingly positive, suggesting that immersion in the foreign language may be important in developing a positive orientation for language learning and may also prepare students to adapt to change.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Learning - Evaluation - Case Studies; Learning styles - Students; Learning styles - Teachers
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Jessica Loveland 2016
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 25,402 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3689
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6x38sdv
ARK ark:/87278/s69s50bm
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-02-01
Date Modified 2021-09-27
ID 197240
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69s50bm
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