Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

First Advisor

Bob Bosselman

Second Advisor

Ann Thompson

Abstract

This study investigated students' learning style participation rate within a blended Family and Consumer Sciences Exploring Childhood constructivist secondary course using an exploratory quantitative approach with descriptive analysis, ANOVA testing, and contingency tables. Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence inventory was used to determine students' learning styles. The learning styles were compared with the participation rate of four course components: individual assignments, group projects, assessment, and discussion. Students' perception of the course components were also examined for the opportunity of the students to use prior knowledge to build concepts. The literature review brought insight on studies focusing on learning style participation rate within course components.

The data analysis indicated students participate more in the group projects course component than assessment, individual assignments and discussions. Findings determined there was no significance to students' learning style and the participation rate of the course components. Learning styles were not related to student participation in various blended learning course components. Further research is recommended to determine factors of students' participation within a blended course.

Copyright Owner

Breanne Marie Devlin

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

121 pages

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