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Incorporating 4MAT Model in Distance Instructional Material – An Innovative Design

Alexandra Nikolaou [alenikola@yahoo.gr], Maria Koutsouba [makouba@phed.uoa.gr], Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Athens, Greece

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In an attempt to improve the effectiveness of distance learning, the present study aims to introduce an innovative way of creating and designing distance learning instructional material incorporating Bernice McCarthy’s 4MAT Model based on learning styles. According to McCarthy’s theory, all students can learn effectively in a cycle of learning that consists of eight steps, which adapt to all learners’ learning styles. For this reason, Bernice McCarthy’s 4MAT Model is analysed, its innovative application to distance learning material is discussed, while an example of material directed to teachers for the purposes of a training course concerning the art of Drama of the kindergarten curriculum is presented.

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