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Analysis of the learning styles dimensions for vocational students

Mohamad, Mimi Mohaffyza and Yee , Mei Heong and Muhamad Hanafi , Nurfirdawati and Yusof, Yusmarwati (2013) Analysis of the learning styles dimensions for vocational students. In: International Conference on Innovation Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research & Practice (ICRMP2013) , 13-14 December 2013, Kuala Lumpur .

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Abstract

Individual learning preferences and learning styles have been characterized in several different ways according using a variety of theoretical models. It is not an issue because much research has been conducted over past decades. The investigations of learning styles help teachers and educators to know which way student prefer to learn. There are many type of students with different characteristics based on the type of education that they choose. The aim of this paper is to analyze data based on Felder-Silverman Learning Styles Model in order to provide detailed description of learning styles dimensions. This study involved 128 vocational students from three schools. The Felder-Soloman Index of Learning Styles is chosen as instruments to identifying students’ learning styles. The process of analysis started with validation stage and the actual filed work data with some empirical results. The analyses show the most representative characteristics of each learning style dimension as well as how representative these characteristics are. As a result this paper provides the characteristics information of vocational students. This information is very useful especially for teachers to decide the method of teaching when involving cognitive information process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning style; felder-silverman learning style model; felder-soloman index of learning style; analysis learning style dimensions
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Engineering Education
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 04 May 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 07:19
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5405
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