Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference on 4C’s-Communication, Commerce, Connectivity, Culture, SIMSARC 2018, 17-19 December 2018, Pune, MH, India

Research Article

Learning Style Preferences of Management Student Viz a Viz other disciplines and its implications on Education

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-12-2018.2283842,
        author={Suruchi Pandey and Srividhya Sainath},
        title={Learning Style Preferences of Management Student Viz a Viz other disciplines and its implications on Education},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference on 4C’s-Communication, Commerce, Connectivity, Culture, SIMSARC 2018, 17-19 December 2018, Pune, MH, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SIMSARC},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={learning style management students higher education},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-12-2018.2283842}
    }
    
  • Suruchi Pandey
    Srividhya Sainath
    Year: 2019
    Learning Style Preferences of Management Student Viz a Viz other disciplines and its implications on Education
    SIMSARC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-12-2018.2283842
Suruchi Pandey1,*, Srividhya Sainath1
  • 1: Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune
*Contact email: suruchi.p@sims.edu

Abstract

The current study was conducted to identify learning style preference of Full-time students and to simultaneously analyse the relationship between learning style of a student with their gender, ethnic background, age, work experience and educational qualification. This study was conducted by circulating an appropriate two-part questionnaire to full-time students pursuing courses in the field of Science, arts and management. The first part comprised of the Learning style survey with 44 item questions that could measure the four learning style dimensions while the second part comprised of questions pertaining to Gender, Age, Nationality, Degree pursuing, and Work experience. Findings from the paper showed that Age, Gender, Work experience and Nationality influenced significantly the learning style preference of students. Also, higher education learners with more than 4 years of work experience displayed balance learning style while students with fewer years of work experience showed strong or moderate preference for at least one learning style. Industries and Educational institutions today have realised the importance of effective learning. Companies are investing on creating a robust learning atmosphere to improve their talent management system. Educational institutions have realised that a "One Size fits all" approach cannot be considered while educating the newer generation, and therefore finding ways to develop an effective pedagogy.