Effects of Students' multiple Intelligences on Participation Rate of Course Components in a Blended Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences Course

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2010-01-01
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Devlin, Breanne
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Bob Bosselman
Ann Thompson
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Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

The Department of Apparel, Education Studies, and Hospitality Management provides an interdisciplinary look into areas of aesthetics, leadership, event planning, entrepreneurship, and multi-channel retailing. It consists of four majors: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design; Event Management; Family and Consumer Education and Studies; and Hospitality Management.

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The Department of Apparel, Education Studies, and Hospitality Management was founded in 2001 from the merging of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies; the Department of Textiles and Clothing, and the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management.

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2001 - present

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  • College of Human Sciences (parent college)
  • Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies (predecessor)
  • Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management (predecessor)
  • Department of Textiles and Clothing (predecessor)
  • Trend Magazine (student organization)

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This study investigated students' learning style participation rate within a blended Family and Consumer Sciences Exploring Childhood constructivist secondary course using an exploratory quantitative approach with descriptive analysis, ANOVA testing, and contingency tables. Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence inventory was used to determine students' learning styles. The learning styles were compared with the participation rate of four course components: individual assignments, group projects, assessment, and discussion. Students' perception of the course components were also examined for the opportunity of the students to use prior knowledge to build concepts. The literature review brought insight on studies focusing on learning style participation rate within course components.

The data analysis indicated students participate more in the group projects course component than assessment, individual assignments and discussions. Findings determined there was no significance to students' learning style and the participation rate of the course components. Learning styles were not related to student participation in various blended learning course components. Further research is recommended to determine factors of students' participation within a blended course.

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