The Basic Course Instructor
There has been considerable research that indicates the importance of the type and quality of teachers' communication. Too little of this research has considered the possibility of interrelationships between teacher's social and preferred learning styles with the social and preferred learning styles of students. This study examines students in basic communication courses for the effects of actual correspondence in styles as well as students' accuracy in describing the styles of their teachers. The results indicate that accurate perceptions of teachers' social styles influence course grades and actual correspondence influences student evaluations of the course.
Smilowitz, Michael and Phelps, Lynn A.
"The Interaction of Teacher and Student Social Styles and Learning Styles on Learning Outcomes of the Basic Communication Course,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 1
, Article 14.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol1/iss1/14