Integrating Eastern and Western learning styles

Barlas, Joanna (2016) Integrating Eastern and Western learning styles. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 15 (3). p. 393.

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Learning styles in Eastern and Western educational settings are known to differ with the former focusing on understanding through memorization prior to application and the latter focusing on understanding through experiences initially (Kennedy, 2002; Pang, Ho, & Man, 2009; Tavakol & Dennick, 2010). It can be challenging to be a foreign lecturer in a higher education setting, balancing the cultural learning styles of students with a different teaching approach. This paper will share the experiences of blending the teaching approaches of didactic teaching with facilitation in lectorials and clinical supervision within an Australian competency-based psychology program for a Singapore student population. Strategies to build on individual learning styles and to encourage reflection and self-directed learning, including appropriate use of technology, will be discussed.

Item ID: 41597
Item Type: Article (Abstract)
ISSN: 2057-3022
Keywords: blended learning
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Presented at the 5th Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver, Canada, 23-25 July 2015.

Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 00:59
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390409 Learning sciences @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 100%
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