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Integrating student’s cognitive learning with learning styles in vocational education

Mohamad, Mimi Mohaffyza and Rajuddin, Muhammad Rashid (2010) Integrating student’s cognitive learning with learning styles in vocational education. In: Seminar Majlis Dekan Pendidikan IPTA, 2-3 August 2010, Hotel Concorde, Shah Alam.


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Cognitive process in student’s learning need the student has ability to manipulate information and idea to solve the problem which can produce new knowledge. In Vocational Education (VE), the importance of cognitive process based on a few factors; world of work currently need the cognitive ability, the changing of work need adaption and flexibility and VE in global context supply the demand of cognitive development. VE students have their own learning preferences, they less use their cognitive but more to psychomotor include physical movement, coordination and use of the motor skill areas (Bloom,1956). Student’s learning usually influenced with a few factors, one of the factors is learning styles. This paper is to discuss about the research will be conducted how to integrate the student’s cognitive and student’s learning styles in VE. Research conceptual framework will be explained in this paper and the focus group in VE is Building Construction Course which offered in Vocational Schools. Discussion of Bloom Taxonomy (1956) and revision taxonomy by Anderson & Kartwohl (2001) also the theory of learning styles will be described in this paper. VE is a wide range courses or skills that help students to prepare for entering employment or workplace; occupational based (ILO,2000), while the concept of VE is bridging theory and practical components such as lab and workshop oriented to workplace knowledge and specific skills. In summary vocational students have their own learning styles and their cognitive capability to fulfill the needs of their learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive learning,vocational education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Ms Aryanti Ahmad
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 00:53
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/494
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