Thesis Title

The Difference in the Preferred Learning Styles Between Right Brain Dominant and Left Brain Dominant Students

Date of Graduation

Summer 1986

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education

Department

Childhood Education and Family Studies

Committee Chair

Charles Lippincott

Subject Categories

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

This study was designed to allow the investigator to determine if there was a significant difference in the preferred learning styles between right brain dominant and left brain dominant students. The study was delimited to 111 undergraduate elementary education college majors enrolled at Southwest Missouri State University. Students completed the two instruments used to determine preferred learning styles and hemispheric preference. The two instruments administered were the Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) by J. Brown and R. Cooper and Your Style of Learning and Thinking by P. Torrance. Only those students scoring predominately right brain or left brain dominant were further studied. Test scores were compared by the use of a t-test. The result showed a significant difference in the preferred learning styles between the two groups on one of the nine learning style areas. One the item dealing with tactile concrete there was a significant difference at the .05 level. This was the only area where there was any indication of difference in learning styles between right brain and left brain dominant students.

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© Marla G Standage

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