Freshmen Education Students at Villaflores
College, Tanjay City Negros Oriental
A Baby Thesis
Mr. Percival T. Tolomia, M.A. ED
In Partial Fulfillment of the requirement in
ED.STRAT 8 (Developmental Reading
THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE
We choose this topic because we want to know how the freshmen students cope up with their everyday lessons with their learning styles.
Recognizing which style is your preferred one is not to suggest that one is better than other, rather it serves to help you work out strategies when a certain teaching methods don’t suit your style and to challenge you to develop in all areas. Basically, once you identify your preferred style(s), take advantage of your strengths and work to develop your weaker areas.
Each person has their own type of learning style. A learning style is a method in which each of us utilizes to better understand material. A preferred learning style is a style in which the person can learn best, reflecting their strengths and weaknesses of the individual. In order to understand material we take it all in with our senses, through sight, sound, touch, smell or taste. Multiple Intelligence theory maintains that there are at least seven learning styles (“intelligences”): interpersonal, intra-personal, body/kinesthetic, visual/spatial, mathematical/logical, verbal/linguistic and musical/rhythmic (Lazear, D.1991). For the purposes of this paper I will simplify the seven categories into three main categories in which people best learn information: auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic. Most people possess the ability to use all three learning styles but learn best using one specific learning style.
Statement of the Problem
The study aimed to identify the different learning styles preferred by the selected Freshmen Education students of Villaflores College, Tanjay City for School Year 2011-2012.
Specifically the study seeks the answer to the following questions:
1. What is the profile of our student/respondents in relation to:
*size of the family;
*educational attainment of parents;
2. What are the different learning styles used by the freshmen education students?
3. To what extent do the learning styles help the students cope up with their everyday lessons?
4. Is there a significant relationship between the learning styles of the students/respondents and their academic performance?
Significance of the Study
This work has significance to the following:
Students. If they know their learning styles and can articulate their needs, they can go on to address these needs with appropriate assistance.
Teachers. When they identify key elements of individual learning styles, they can match instruction and materials with those individual differences providing students with a method for learning that can lead to their improved achievement and increased ability to exercise control over their own program. Moreover knowledge of learning styles would also enable them to assist students with a program that will fit the pupils learning styles strengths.
Parents. Parental influences are normally more accepted by students in their formative years, parent’s knowledge of their children’s learning styles would help them in the follow-up of their children’s learning styles.
Department of Education (DepEd). The result of the study will provide DepEd the insights on how to improve teaching based on students individual learning styles.
Researchers. They should further their queries on the effectiveness of learning style-based instruction so that students can be provided with opportunities to improve their academic performance.