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International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )

Abstract :

This paper presents a preliminary study on the learning styles preference of the mechanical engineering students in Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). The Honey and Mumford Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) was distributed to the engineering students with the sample of (n=104) as the instrument to assess the students preferred learning styles. The findings of this study showed that the most dominant learning style(s) for engineering students is activist (very strong preference), followed by Theorist and Reflector (strong preference), Pragmatist (average preference). Therefore, it is important for engineering educators to be aware of the students preferred learning styles in the efforts of facilitating students learning potential through various teaching and learning approaches and suggest the use of smart information and communication technology (ICT) tools to be used in their learning.

Keywords :

: learning styles; engineering education; ICT; educational technology

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