Learning Style of University Students: Implications for Improving Entrepreneurial Learning Paradigm

By Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie, Afsaneh Bagheri and Zaidatol Haslinda Abdullah Sani.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Learning is considered central in the process of entrepreneurial development. Learning styles play an important role in learning entrepreneurship at university. The main purpose of this study was to determine the university students’ learning styles as a whole and in particular, the preferred learning styles of the students who had taken entrepreneurship related courses. A total of 1,554 university students from three research universities in Malaysia were selected as respondents of the study. The findings showed that university students preferred active, sensing, visual and sequential learning styles compared to reflective, intuitive, verbal, and global learning styles. The findings may guide policy makers, educators and lecturers at universities to understand how students learn and thus, provide facilities and instructional activities to foster entrepreneurial learning. This paper also presents suggestions towards improving entrepreneurial learning paradigm.

Keywords: Learning Style, Entrepreneurial Learning, and University Students

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.129-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.169MB).

Prof. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie

Professor, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship Education, Department of Science and Technical Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie is a lecturer of entrepreneurship education at Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia. She has been teaching for 27 years at this institution.

Afsaneh Bagheri

Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Zaidatol Haslinda Abdullah Sani

INTI University College


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