THE LEARNING PREFERENCES OF NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS

Year: 1992

Author: McKinnon, David H., Nolan, Patrick C.J., Owens, Lee

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a study undertaken in New Zealand to determine the learning mode preferences of students in primary, intermediate and secondary schools using the Learning Preferences Scale - Students instrument designed by Barnes, Owens and Straton (1978). The survey was administered to almost 3000 students in 18 Central Region schools. This paper reports the methods employed to: collect the data; analyse and validate the instrument developed by Barnes et al (1978); and, present the results of the investigation.

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