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Learning Style Approaches for Gen Y: An Assessment Conducted in a Malaysian Technical University

Fesol, S. F. A., Salam, S., Osman, M., Bakar, N. and Salim, F.

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 24, Issue 4, December 2016

Keywords: Learning style, visual, technical students

Published on: 22 Nov 2016

In teaching and learning, the same content can be delivered differently and accepted differently by each student. This also reflects that the same teaching style presented in class is accepted differently by each student. Thus, it is very important for educators to choose the most effective teaching method in order to cater for differences in students' learning styles. Understanding learning styles will help educators maximise teaching materials to suit students' preferred learning styles in order to achieve high quality in the teaching and learning process. The purpose of this study was to identify the preferred learning style among technical students from different faculties in a public university in Malaysia. Neil Fleming's learning style model was the chosen learning style instrument for this study. An online 24-statement questionnaire using 'Yes' or 'No' option was chosen and distributed to 184 respondents. The findings of this study showed that 72.28% of the respondents possessed Visual and Visual-related learning styles. The outcome of the study successfully proved the hypothesis.

ISSN 1511-3701

e-ISSN 2231-8542

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