The effect of matching learning styles with teaching styles on success

Dincol S., TEMEL S., Oskay O. O., ERDOĞAN Ü. I., YILMAZ A.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.854-858 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.198
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.854-858
  • Keywords: Teaching styles, learning styles, success, Grasha-Riechmann learning style scale, Teaching styles inventory
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to examine the matching between the learning styles of instructors and teacher candidates and between the teaching styles of instructors and learning styles of teacher candidates. Our research also examines the effect of this matching on the success of teacher candidates. Grasha-Riechmann Learning Style Scale was applied to the teacher candidates and to the instructors. Teaching Styles Inventory was applied to the instructors. Students' grades related to the Chemistry and Teaching Pedagogy Courses in the spring term of the 2009-2010 academic years were taken as a success criterion. It is concluded that matching learning styles of instructors with that of teacher candidates and matching teaching styles of instructors with the learning styles of the teacher candidates has not significant effect on the success of the teacher candidates. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.