The Social Interaction Learning Styles of Science and Social Science Students

Jaafar Sidek, Hamidah and Muhamad Noor, Sarina and Jusoff, Kamaruzaman (2009) The Social Interaction Learning Styles of Science and Social Science Students. Asian Social Science, 5 (7). pp. 58-75. ISSN 1911-2017

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Abstract

Students have a variety of styles in the process of learning .One of the model of learning styles is the social aspect on how the students interact with their instructors and peers. This research employs the social interaction learning style theory by Grasha and Riechmann. The objectives of this study are to identify the social interaction learning style in relation to the students’ age, gender, hometown and academic performance. The study also looks at the differences of learning style between different programs (science and social-science) taken by the students. The instrument, Grasha Riechmann Learning Style Survey (GRLSS) was distributed to 531 students. However, only 77% responded. Some of the findings support previous research, while others are inconsistent. Basically, the social interaction learning style adopted by different students in different programs differed in their independent learning style. With this result, instructors can design a better instructional pedagogy based on the students’ learning style.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Social interaction, Learning style, Demographic factors, Program, Achievement
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Forestry
ID Code:7192
Deposited By: Norhazura Hamzah
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