Tetiana Derkach, Tetiana Starova. Preferred Learning Styles of Students of Natural Field of Study.

(2017) Science and education, 6, 51-56. Odessa.


DOI:

Tetiana Derkach,
Doctor of Pedagogy, associate professor,
Department of Industrial Pharmacy,
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design,
2, Nemyrovycha-Danchenka Str., Kyiv, Ukraine,
Tetiana Starova,
PhD (Candidate of Chemical Sciences),
head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemistry Teaching Methods,
Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University,
54, Haharina Avenue, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine


PREFERRED LEARNING STYLES OF STUDENTS OF NATURAL FIELD OF STUDY


SUMMARY:

Indexes of learning styles of students majoring in “Biology and Chemistry” and “Chemistry and Informatics” were assessed by Felder-Soloman’s Index of Learning Styles. The respondents of both specialties demonstrate a pronounced active style of information processing and sensitive style of perception. They preferably use visual sensors for information perception. The difference between the specialties under comparison consists in learning patterns. The respondents majoring in “Biology and Chemistry” demonstrate preferred sequential style of understanding while the students majoring in “Chemistry and Informatics" are characterized by a balance between sequential and global styles. The characteristics of the preferred learning styles obtained in the experiment mainly conform to those of students of natural science and computer specialties at universities of the world.


KEYWORDS:

 higher education, Felder-Soloman Index of Learning Style, students majoring in natural and computer science.


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