Author(s)Hauser, Doreen Ann, 1961-
Contributor(s)Kelly, Maureen E.
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AbstractThis research was conducted to study how five home economics teachers learned three new teaching techniques through an in service distance education project. The researcher looked specifically at: (1) How effective were video assisted self-instructional packets for teaching individual learners new methods of instruction? (2) How do teachers transfer knowledge of a particular method to actual classroom use? (3) Is there a relationship between one's learning style and style of teaching? Each case study draws upon data from the participant's background, test scores, interviews, self-reports, staff reports, student products, and observations. In three cases, it was concluded that learning style may influence style of teaching. The two teachers who were unable to transfer the information did not have consistent learning styles, were not comfortable users of the media, and reported having too many things going on in their personal life which interfered with the learning process.