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Self-assessment, reflection, and strategy of learning styles Andragogy and learning styles have been studied to improve the learning and teaching techniques

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Self-assessment, reflection, and strategy of learning styles

Marc Mougeotte

University of Phoenix

Managerial Communication / COM 515

Doctor Olga Benítez Garay

August 14, 2007

Self-assessment, reflection, and strategy of learning styles

Andragogy and learning styles have been studied to improve the learning and teaching techniques. "Andragogy is the art and science of helping adults learn" (Knowles, 1970, ¶ 1). This paper used Felder-Silverman model (2002) to determine the author's preferences and create strategies to improve performance through approaches to learning. The test results are consistent with engineering faculty studies (Felder & Spurlin, 2005), the author background. It will be shown how the student can manage the preferences to create a benefit to the learning style. The availability of learning style researches is a valuable tool; it limits, when provided at an early stage of the student life, the lose of professional, drop out of the field of study, change of carrier, and instructor frustration during the intellectual development (Felder, 2002).

Felder and Silverman (2002) developed the Index of Learning Styles (ILS, version 2); a self-scoring questionnaire for assessing preferences on four dimensions. The Felder-Silverman model use the ILS to show

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