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Learning styles difference in difficulties of generating idea

Yee, Mei Heong and Md Yunos, Jailani and Hassan, Razali and Tee , Tze Kiong and Mohamad, Mimi Mohaffyza (2014) Learning styles difference in difficulties of generating idea. International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering, 8 (1). pp. 32-37. ISSN 2010-3778


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The generation of an idea that goes through several phases is affected by individual factors, interests, preferences and motivation. The purpose of this research was to analyze the difference in difficulties of generating ideas according to individual learning styles. A total of 375 technical students from four technical universities in Malaysia were randomly selected as samples. The Kolb Learning Styles Inventory and a set of developed questionnaires were used in this research. The results showed that the most dominant learning style among technical students is Doer. A total of 319 (85.1%) technical students faced difficulties in solving individual assignments. Most of the problem faced by technical students is the difficulty of generating ideas for solving individual assignments. There was no significant difference in difficulties of generating ideas according to students’ learning styles. Therefore, students need to learn higher order thinking skills enabling students to generate ideas and consequently complete assignments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: difference; difficulties; generating idea; learning styles
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050 Educational psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Engineering Education
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 07:44
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 08:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6290
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