HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journalvol. 2 no. 1 (2016)

Learning Styles and Learning Strategies of Students in Technical Institutes Accredited by Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) in Saudi Arabia

Roel Palo Anicas



The study determined the relationship between the learning styles and strategies of students in technical institutes accredited by TVTC in Saudi Arabia. It assesses the extent of practice of the students’ along learning styles and the level of students’ preference in the following strategies: Memorization, Problem Solving, Experimentation, Group Study and Immersion. Descriptive method was used and stratified sampling is utilized for the sample having a total of 321 student-respondents. Data were tabulated and interpreted using weighted mean, correlation analysis and analysis of variance. The study revealed that students practiced much of the learning styles; except for memorization which is moderately preferred, other strategies were highly preferred. The extent of practice on the different styles and the level of preference on the different strategies have low correlation. There is no significant difference in the extent of practice of the different styles and level of preference on the different strategies by institute and year level.