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A Study of Academic Achievement of B Ed students in relation to Learning Styles


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Articles
Authors
Hema Bhadawkar & Vasundhara Padmanabhan
Publisher
Somnath Kisan Khatal
Publishing Date
01-Aug-2015
volume
IV
Issue
II
Pages
59-70

Learners process and comprehend information in a variety of ways, and varying teachers’ teaching strategies and classroom activities to respond to different learning styles will allow for more student engagement. “Learning is a dynamic process that consists of making sense and meaning out of new information and connecting it to what is already known. To learn well and deeply, students need to be active participants in that process. This typically involves doing something – for example, thinking, reading, discussing, problem-solving, or reflecting.” (Barkley, 2010, p. 94) The authors were curious to know if learning style was a correlate of academic achievement of B Ed students. The participants of the study were 1037 students drawn proportionately from14 B Ed colleges. The findings reveal that there is no significant relationship between learning styles and academic achievement of participants. The results indicate the need to focus on multi-sensory approach to cater to diverse learning styles of student teachers.