Learning and Teaching Styles in La Salle University – Ozamiz
13 Pages Posted: 4 May 2012
Date Written: May 3, 2012
This study limits its investigation to the learning and teaching styles of the respondents. The descriptive survey method is utilized in this study. This paper is anchored from the online article which provides the learning styles and their characteristics. These learning styles are found to be the combination of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ( MBTI) in which it was derived from Carl Jung’s Theory of psychological types, and from Felder-Silverman Learning Style Model (1996). The seven learning styles with their respective characteristics specified by this online article that supported the basis of this study are (1) visual (spatial) ; (2) aural (auditory-musical); (3) verbal (linguistic); (4) physical (kinesthetic); (5) logical (mathematical); (6) social (interpersonal); (7) solitary (intrapersonal ). The respondents of the study are the 245 students and 58 teachers. Frequency and percentage distribution are used to determine the extent of practice in each learning style.
The results established that four colleges preferred most the verbal style of learning while the least preferred learning style of the three colleges is aural learning style. Furthermore, it was found that the 100% of teachers preferred most the logical teaching style. The respondents from the four colleges declared that aural and solitary teaching style are less preferred by them. The study verifies that there is a slight mismatch between the learning and teaching style of the students and teachers respectively. The students learn more when words are used; while the teachers prefer to use reasoning and system. The style of the teachers is also open for the verbal teaching style. The respondents in one way meet their less preferred learning styles. Though one of the least preferred styles by the teachers is solitary; both group of respondents less preferred the use of music and sound.
Keywords: learning and teaching style, characteristics, preferred
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