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Current Research in Learning Style: Indian Perspective

B.P. Verma (Author)
Synopsis Learning style research has received a great impetus in the western world. Unfortunately this area of enquiry has remained unexplored in India. This book contains 22 current research articles on learning styles in which the relationships of learning styles have been studied with a number of variables like gender, stream, residence, socio-economic status, institution, personality type, creative personality, personal identity, self-actualization, achievement motivation, locus of control, self-concept, self-esteem, anxiety, total achievement and achievement in different courses, in the Indian perspective. The samples used in various studies range from school to university levels, vocational stream to non-vocational stream, regular education mode to distance education mode, disadvantaged group to advantaged group and also intellectually gifted group. Similarly, tools of learning styles employed in studies have a variety-Grasha-Riechmann’s Student Learning Style Scales (GRSLSS), David Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (LSI), Torrance et al. ‘Your Styles of Learning and Thinking’ (YSOLT), Schmeck et al. ‘Inventory of Learning Processes’ (ILS), P.C. Sharma’s Hindi Adaptation of Dunn and Dunn’s Learning Style Inventory (LSI) and S.C. Agrawal’s Learning Styles Inventory (LSI). It is hoped that this little volume should be of considerable interest to the teachers, teacher educators, educational administrators, curriculum designers, educational counsellors and research supervisors apart from future researchers.
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About the author

B.P. Verma

B.P. Verma (b. 1946) is presently Professor and Chairman, Department of Education. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He obtained his MA (Hindi) and .ED. Degrees from Meerut University, Meerut, and M.Phil. (Edu.) and Ph. D. (Edu.) degrees from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla(H.P.). He joined as Lecturer in the Department of Education Correspondence Courses (now known as International Centre for distance Education and Open Learning) at Himachal Preadesh University in the year 1972. After serving in this unit of the University for eighteen years in the capacities of Lecturer and Reader, he shifted to the main Department of Education of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla , as Reader in 1994 and served as Dean, Faculty of Education, H.P. University for two terms. The author has been actively engaged in teaching and research for the last thirty years. During this period, he guided 12 Ph.D. theses, 12 M.Phil. dissertations and 75 M.E.d. dissertations. He has done several independent project in the newly emerging fields of styles of learning, thinking and teaching and has also developed several psychological and criterion referenced tests useful to educational researchers. He has published more than 100 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He also has a book on ‘Hindi’ Vocabulary Building’ in programmed instruction format. His areas of research include Cognition, Creativity, Teaching and Learning. Besides, he has a keen interest in Educational Technology, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology and Research Methodology.

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Title Current Research in Learning Style: Indian Perspective
Author B.P. Verma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170999278
length xvi+180p., Tables; References; Index; 22cm.