The Learning Styles of Electrical Technology Students in Malaysia’s Northern Zone
Mazlili Suhaini1, Adnan Ahmad2

1Mazlili Suhaini, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanitites, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2Adnan Ahmad, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanitites, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 26 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 December 2019 | PP: 832-836 | Volume-8 Issue-3S2 October 2019 | Retrieval Number: C12541083S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1254.1083S219
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Abstract: This article presents the findings of a study analyzing the learning styles of students in electrical technology (ET) program in a Vocational College (VC) in Northern Zone, Malaysia. The study utilized the Felder-Silverman model and also the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) as a survey instrument. The sample consisted 57 students. The raw ILS responses were collected from the students. Data were analyzed descriptively and compared to both the ET students and to the similar studies done by other researchers. Results from the analysis revealed that the fourth-year students of this college are more visual (91%), active (86%), sensing (61%) and sequential (54%) learners. This study suggest that the college lecturers might align their teaching approaches, method and strategies with the dominant ET students learning style for each dimension in order to make the learning process more meaningful in terms of learning outcomes for learners and lecturers as well.
Keywords: Learning Styles, Felder Silverman Model, Index of Learning Styles, Vocational, Electrical Technology, Preference Learning Style.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences