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Students’ Learning Style among Planning Students in Nigeria using Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory


  • Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, 81310, Malaysia


Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate students’ learning style preferences among planning students in Nigeria. This is to probe whether the students meet the objectives of the department in achieving overall university philosophy. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (KLSI) as effective tool in understanding students’ learning styles was used to assess students’ learning style. Questionnaire administered among 110, 72 and 84 students of planning department in 200, 300 and 500 levels respectively totalled 266 students. Questionnaire was designed through a discrete scoring system, recognised and grouped students into four discrete groups related with different disciplines of knowledge. The descriptive statistics and correlation were employed for the analysis. Findings: The study tried to validate the university general admission procedure and departmental curriculum. Applications/Improvements: Suggestions were made to improve university admission procedure for planning students.


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