Awareness on Learning Styles among College Students
Author(s): Amrithaashri S, Vishnu Priya V* and Gayathri R
The individual's learning style determines how to store, internalize and memorize new knowledge. These styles help students learn more easily, remember information longer, think more positively about school and learning subjects, achieve academic goals more quickly and use information effectively. Research suggests that a host of affective, cognitive, and perceptual variables are at work when individuals go about the task of second or foreign language learning. Among these variables are learning styles that are habitual ways of perceiving, processing, and storing information. The aim of this study was to know the different learning styles and to create awareness on learning styles among college students. Self-structured questionnaire was prepared and distributed to 105 college students. The participants were explained about the purpose of the study in detail. The questions were carefully studied, and the corresponding answers were marked by the participants. The data was collected and statistically analysed. 69.3% responded that they were aware of different learning styles, 52.4% preferred learning through hearing, 28.2% preferred learning through reading books, 15.2% preferred learning through visuals 45.6% preferred a book with lots of words for reading, 42.7% preferred books with lots of pictures, 11.7% preferred books with more questions and quiz. There are a variety of learning styles and we can help the students by understanding their own way of learning style and make them do their best.