Learning strategies of post-secondary students

Peter Toth, I. Rudas

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Abstract

A common feature of theories of learning style is that students are classified according to their cognitive characteristics along one- or multi-dimensional bipolar (usually cognitive) scales. Conclusions as to the efficient learning styles, forms and means of the student may be drawn from the preferred strategies related to learning style. In our paper an attempt is made to explore the learning characteristics of post-secondary school students in Budapest, applying a version of Kolb's Learning Style Inventory. On the basis of the above considerations, the present research sought the answer to the following open questions. What special preferences can be observed in the learning strategies of post-secondary school students? Can any change be observed in this respect with the progress of studies, in other words, to what extent can learning strategies be considered as attitudes? Students most of all prefer information acquisition founded on gaining manifold experience in concrete forms as well as the productive and practical application of acquired information. With the progress of studies the significance of the former does not change, while that of the latter is continuously increasing, in which fact the growing number of practical classes apparently has a role to play.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages3159-3167
Number of pages9
Volume8-10 March 2016
ISBN (Print)9780985549749
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Mar 8 2016Mar 10 2016

Other

Other6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period3/8/163/10/16

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Keywords

  • Learning style
  • Post-secondary schools
  • Technical teacher training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Toth, P., & Rudas, I. (2016). Learning strategies of post-secondary students. In 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016 (Vol. 8-10 March 2016, pp. 3159-3167). IEOM Society.