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How do teacher students for compulsory school learn compared to music teacher students in Sweden? A Comparative Study of Two Different Student Teacher Groups in Sweden: Paper presented at the ELSIN-conference, july 2010, Aviero, Portugal
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9182-6403
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The profession of teaching is continuously debated in the light of the students’ results and learning. The teaching education system is also currently undergoing reforms in Sweden. Hence it is of importance for educational institutions to be aware of the different ways student groups learn, as well as of importance for every prospective teacher to be aware of his/her own learning styles. The purpose of this research was to uncover the learning styles preferences in higher education for two groups of prospective teachers and analyze the differences compared to international research. The study involved 65 prospective teacher student randomly selected; 33 teacher students for compulsory school and 32 prospective music teacher students. The Productivity Environmental Preference Survey (PEPS) was used to identify the learning-styles preferences of the participants for 20 areas. Inferential statistics were established by t-tests to determine differences in learning-styles preferences among prospective teachers compared to prospective music teachers for compulsory school. The research shows significant differences between the two teacher student groups. Based on the results it can be concluded that prospective teacher students tend to need more sound, soft lights and routine, they needed less structure and they are less auditory and tactile compared to prospective music teachers. The findings suggested the need for widely diverse teaching approaches in higher education for teachers.

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2010.
Keywords [en]
learning styles preferences, music student teachers, teacher students, teacher training
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-12117DiVA, id: diva2:356598
Available from: 2010-10-13 Created: 2010-10-13 Last updated: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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