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LEARNING STYLE PREFERENCES OF UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

Sciprofile linkKateřina Berková, Jana Borůvková, Dagmar Frendlovská, Sciprofile linkPavel Krpálek, David Melas
Problems of Education in the 21st Century , Volume 78, pp 486-499; doi:10.33225/pec/20.78.486

Abstract: Knowledge of the appropriate learning styles in which students approach the study supports the effectiveness of the teaching process. There is international research that explores the factors that influence student learning styles or students' preferences. The results of some research based on the similar methodologies are inconsistent. The aim of this research under the conditions of Czech tertiary education was to verify what factors students´ learning style preferences in the subject Marketing depend on. The method of questioning based on quantitative research was used. 132 students of University of Economics, Prague and of College of Polytechnics Jihlava were involved in the research. The questions were formulated in a way to be able to define the learning style and whether students were aware of their sensory preferences. The model was based on the VARK model and the learning style according to motivation and intent. A chi-square test of independence was used for verification. The preferences of a deep problem-based learning style prevail. Learning styles preferences depend on factors related to the practical preparation of the students and the difficulty of the subject. Keywords: learning style, VARK model, deep problem-based learning style, Czech tertiary education, subject Marketing.
Keywords: model / university / students / Vark / Czech / Learning Styles Preferences

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