Description of Temperament-based Learning Styles of Visually Impaired Students
This article reports on a study of the preferences in learning styles for 214 students, aged 10-17, with visual impairments and their sighted peers. Students with or without visual impairments did not differ in their frequency for preferences for either an extroverted or introverted style. However, in contrast to their sighted peers, students with visual impairments more frequently preferred practical, thinking, or organized styles. Also in contrast with their sighted peers, boys with visual impairments tended to prefer extroverted styles and girls with visual impairments tended to prefer introverted styles. Visually impaired students aged 10–15 generally displayed a preference for thinking styles, and those older than 15 preferred feeling styles. Those aged 10–12 generally preferred more organized styles, whereas those older than 15 generally preferred more flexible styles.