Learning styles, teaching styles and literacy acquisition in upper primary school

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Galati, Connie (2003) Learning styles, teaching styles and literacy acquisition in upper primary school. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


Children all possess different abilities when it comes to learning. They also have different ways of approaching learning; different styles of learning that help them to attain understanding of what is being taught to them. Literacy skills play an important part of learning and improving these skills has always been a significant area of interest to all educators. Knowledge about the different ways in which children learn could be of great assistance in developing teaching practices that enable all children to improve their learning capacity. This research was concerned with the learning styles and literacy skills of students and the teaching styles in an upper primary school classroom. It firstly sought to find whether or not teaching styles were catering to the leaming styles of the students and what was the result, if any, of this interaction. The teacher's learning styles and teaching styles were also investigated. These two sets of data were then compared and analysed in terms of their interaction and implications in the academic performance of the four students throughout the period of observation.

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Master of Education

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15357
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Keywords Literacy, Primary teaching, teaching styles, learning, learning styles, education, literacy skills, teaching practices
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