Learning and reasoning styles of pre service teachers': inductive or deductive reasoning on science and mathematics related to their learning style

Arslan Ç., Gocmencelebi S. I., TAPAN BROUTIN M. S.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2460-2465 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.432
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2460-2465
  • Keywords: Inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, learning style, science and mathematics education, teacher education
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between reasoning styles and learning styles of pre service teachers. In this research, science and mathematics reasoning were examined in order to propose suggestions to reduce gaps between mathematics and science education curriculums. The data was collected through two open ended-reasoning questions and "Learning Styles Inventory" developed by Kolb (1984). Participants were pre-service teachers who are training on science, mathematics and primary school in two different faculty of education (Uludag University in Bursa and Istanbul University). (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved