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Abstract Title: Influence of learning styles on conceptual learning of physics
Abstract: Several studies have reported the influence of scientific reasoning on the conceptual learning of students in courses developed with methodologies that promote active learning. Given that learning styles may also influence conceptual learning of physics, it has been conducted a correlational study which has used two different approaches of Learning Styles, the Honey-Alonso and Felder-Silverman models. This quantitative study was conducted in groups using the methodology of modeling in a course of  introductory mechanics in college. To assess the conceptual learning it has been used the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE) test.  The results confirm the strong dependence of learning styles on conceptual learning of physics.
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Hugo Alarcon
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Av. E. Garza Sada 2501
Monterrey, Mexico 64849
and Co-Presenter(s)
Teresita Marin-Suarez
Tecnologico de Monterrey