Diverse learning styles of non formal adult learners in community colleges in Malaysia

Wan Chik Nurida Ismail, Norzaini Azman

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study that identifies the learning styles of adult learners in non formal education programs at selected Malaysian community colleges. A survey of 959 adult learners from 14 community colleges was carried out to determine their learning styles using a modified version of Conti's Principles of Adult learning Scales. The data gathered were analyzed descriptively using SPSS packages. Results from the descriptive analysis revealed that the adult learners displayed behaviours of learner-centred and teacher-centred styles. Based on these findings, some strategies for instructors teaching community colleges or other adult students are recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages139-144
Number of pages6
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

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OtherInternational Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period19/10/1020/10/10

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Keywords

  • Adult learners
  • Community college
  • Learner-centred
  • Learning styles
  • Non formal education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Diverse learning styles of non formal adult learners in community colleges in Malaysia. / Ismail, Wan Chik Nurida; Azman, Norzaini.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. p. 139-144.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ismail, WCN & Azman, N 2010, Diverse learning styles of non formal adult learners in community colleges in Malaysia. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 7, pp. 139-144, International Conference on Learner Diversity 2010, ICELD 2010, Bangi, Malaysia, 19/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.10.020
Ismail, Wan Chik Nurida ; Azman, Norzaini. / Diverse learning styles of non formal adult learners in community colleges in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 7 2010. pp. 139-144
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