Identifying the Learning Styles and Instructional Tool Preferences of Beginning Food Science and Human Nutrition Majors
Journal of Food Science Education Volume 3, Number 3, ISSN 1541-4329
Learning styles vary among individuals, and understanding which instructional tools certain learning styles prefer can be utilized to enhance student learning. Students in the introductory Food Science and Human Nutrition course (FSHN 101), taught at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, were asked to complete Gregorc's Learning Style Delineator[TM], which identifies dominant learning style(s). In addition, students were asked to complete a survey that asked them to identify which instructional tools used in FSHN 101 they preferred and which they did not. All students, regardless of learning style, preferred the in-class lecture, outlined lecture notes, the WebCT site as a whole, lecture study guide questions, and example exam questions.
Bohn, D.M., Rasmussen, C.N. & Schmidt, S.J. (2004). Identifying the Learning Styles and Instructional Tool Preferences of Beginning Food Science and Human Nutrition Majors. Journal of Food Science Education, 3(3), 41-46.