Overview and Analysis of the Gregorc Approach Analytical Essay by write123

Overview and Analysis of the Gregorc Approach
An examination of Anthony Gregorc's classification of learning styles.
# 105543 | 2,238 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper explains the creation of Gregorc's classification system and the four learning profiles that it identifies. The author discusses four different approaches used by educators to learning styles in the classroom. The author also analyzes the four categories into which Gregorc classified learners and discusses the learning style that is most suitable for each category.

From the Paper:

"The first Gregorc type is the Concrete Sequential Learner, learners who prefer direct, hands-on activities and methods of learning, prefer linear or step-by-step instructions, and real life examples over abstractions. This is the most common learning profile, according to Gregorc, and these learners unsurprisingly benefit the most from conventional instructional methods such as using textbooks and workbooks with detailed instructions, diagrams, flowcharts, computer-assisted instruction, documentation, and hands-on activities like laboratory assignments with clear steps or learning how to throw a baseball by actually throwing a ball (Santo, 2007, "Gregorc Learning Styles"). They are likely to be described as conventional, responsible, and orderly by their instructors ("Learning Styles--The Gregorc Style,"2007, Learning Styles: Indiana University)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Garton, Bryan L., Tracy Kitchel, & Anna L. Ball. (Jun 2005). "University Admission Criteria and Learning Style: Predictors of Academic Success?" NACTA Journal. Retrieved 13 May 2007 http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4062/is_200506/ai_n13643624
  • Gould, Trenton & Shane V. Caswell. (Spring 2006) "Preferred Teaching and Testing Methods of Athletic Training Students and Program Directors and the Relationship to Styles." Journal of Allied Health. Retrieved 13 May 2007 http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4040/is_200604/ai_n17181515
  • "Learning Styles--The Gregorc Style."(2007). Learning Styles: Indiana University. Retrieved 13 May 2007 http://www.indiana.edu/~w505a/learningstyles.html
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  • Santo, Susan. (2007). "Learning Styles and Personality." Learning Styles and Personality. 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2007. http://www.usd.edu/~ssanto/styles.html

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