Learning Preferences among Students [dataset]

Iosr Journals, Shailaja Shastri Veena N 1
2014 Figshare  
The present study investigated preference of four different modes of learning among under graduate students of pure science and applied science courses in Bangalore city. The respondents were divided into two groups -high and low academic achievement, based on their previous semester results. Gender was also considered for the analysis. The tool used for the present study was VARK Questionnaire (Version 7.0), (Fleming, 2001) . For non-normal variable, Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis were
more » ... al Wallis were utilized to test various hypotheses of this study. The study revealed that, 80% of the students preferred single mode of information presentation, with a preference towards visual mode (3%), auditory mode (43%), reading/writing mode (7%), kinesthetic mode (27%). 20% preferred multiple modes [2 modes (17%), 3 modes (2%), and 4 modes (1%)]. Pure science and applied science course students differ significantly in their preference for visual learning style. There was no significant difference in learning style preference between high and low academic achievement students. Gender differences show that boys and girls differed significantly in their preference for auditory and reading learning styles.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1280961 fatcat:osnbw3grdrc4rmruthp2znagfm