Volume 38 - Number 1 - 1997 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.1997.01038



The purpose of the study was to describe the learning preferences of secondary teachers and students of agricultural education. The Individual Learning Preference Checklist (ILP) was administered to first and second year secondary agriculture teachers (N= 37) and their students (n = 1507). A majority of the teachers leaned toward the Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, and Judgement learning preferences, indicating a preference for active learning and exercises that stimulated thought. A majority of the students preferred the Introversion, Sensation, Feeling, and Judgement learning preferences, indicating a need for a quiet learning environment, structured learning activities, and "real-life" illustrations to better learn the concepts being taught. The learning preferences of the teachers and students differed, indicating a need for teachers to be cognizant of the learning differences between them and their students.

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