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In order to establish the highest level of retention, one must understand what teaching methods are most beneficial. With knowledge about productive learning styles, professors can provide experiences leading to better procurement of information, skills, and concepts (Pritchard, 2018). The purpose of this study was to examine the association between university students’ learning styles and teaching methods within a STEM course. An online, 40-question qualtrics survey was designed, utilizing questions from the Modality Survey (O’Brien, 1985). Data shows a positive association between specific learning styles and learning outcomes, such as kinesthetic learners performing better in a lab setting. The implications behind this research pertain to how teaching methods in STEM courses may support retention of course information through attending to student’s learning styles.



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Investigating the Relationship between Learning Styles and Teaching Methods for Enhanced Retention of STEM Course Information Among University Students