Preference of Global vs. Sequential Learning among Higher Education Students
Author(s): MP Brundha*
Introduction: Students learning to be global citizens through global education will be able to learn more about international communities, social justice issues, global events, and international ideas in their typical classroom setting. Global Education will shape the way people view the world to help better shape the world. It will foster service-learning initiatives and activism within the community and around the world. This study aimed to analyze the preference of higher education students in learning towards global, sequential or mixed. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in Chennai with 100 students of higher education including medical and other professions in the Chennai subpopulation. The students were asked to fill the standard questionnaire ' index of learning style questionnaire ' which contains 44 questions online. The results obtained were then tabulated and calculated. Results: The results showed that the majority of our study population could balance well in both the global and sequential type of learning (61%). Followed by global learning (24%) and sequential learning (15%). Conclusion: From the study, we conclude that it is better to follow global learning and teaching methods in higher education institutions, though sequential learning is convenient to follow.