Vol. 1, Issue 12 (2016)
Learning style of secondary school students: A study
Author(s): Sanat Kumar Mallick, Kamal Krishna De, Rajib Mukhopadhyay
Abstract: Learning styles are cognitive, affective and physiological traits that serve as relatively stable indicators of how learners perceive, interact with and respond to their learning environments (Frick & Mariism, 1994). The study aims at investigating the effect of gender, habitat and their interaction in different dimensions of learning style namely- independent, dedicated, collaborative, competitive and participative to evaluate the learning styles of the students of class IX. The researchers have constructed and standardized a tool on Learning Style Scales following Grasha and Reichmann in their Learning Style Scales in 1974 for this study. The scale was administered on 700 students of class IX of Bengali medium schools under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. The study has revealed that (1) boys & girls, (2) urban boys & urban girls significantly differ in respect of their learning styles, but there is no significant difference among urban and rural students or rural boys and girls.