Learning styles and teaching styles determine students’ academic performances

Nithya Dewi, Subramaniam Chetty and Lina, Handayani and Noor Azida, Sahabudin and Zuraina, Ali and Norhasyimah, Hamzah and Nur Shamsiah, Abdul Rahman and Shahreen, Kasim (2019) Learning styles and teaching styles determine students’ academic performances. International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE), 8 (4). pp. 610-615. ISSN 2252-8822. (Published)

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Individuals learn in different ways using several learning styles, but lecturers may not always share material and learning experiences that match students’ learning preferences. Mismatches between learning and teaching styles can lead to disappointment with students are taking, and lead to underperformance among them. The aim of this study is to identify the learning styles of the students enrolled in Universiti Malaysia Pahang who were registered in Programming Technique course and to investigate the relationship between students’ learning styles and teachers’ teaching styles. Five lecturers and 251 students were involved in the study as participants and. Data from students were collected using Leonard, Enid’s VAK Learning Style Survey. Meanwhile, the teaching styles of the lecturers were identified using Grasha and Reichmann’s Teaching Style Survey. The findings revealed that majority of the student’s preferred visual learning style. The result also shows that the lecturers’ teaching styles give an impact towards the students’ academic performance. From this study, we can conclude that teaching styles have significant impacts on students’ learning styles and academic performances.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic performance; Learning style preference; Students; Teaching style preference
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 08:33
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 08:33
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/27874
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