Match students‘ traits with learning strategies
Katharina Johanna Wagner
Elena Denise Tangocci
Prof. Dr. Azzurra Ruggeri
Knowing one’s own best learning strategy is an important but challenging issue. In our research project, we created and validated a questionnaire tailored to determine what learning strategy would suit a student best. We predicted that the learning outcome is explained by students’ learning preferences and is controlled by the scores of active and passive learning that our questionnaire calculated. For this, we conducted an online study with 102 participants who filled out the questionnaire and took three tests using different learning strategies. Our findings suggest that while there is a significant difference in test scores depending on the learning strategy, our questionnaire was not able to predict the most effective one accurately for each individual. Our results therefore align with other research disproving the meaningfulness of the VARK learning styles.
During my time at the TUMJA I have learned a lot both professionally and personally.
The last two years were an amazing time. Surpassing myself in the course of challenges but also by spending time with my team, I learned a lot.
Working on such an interdisciplinary project did not only enrich my scientific skills, but I also got the chance to collaborate with talented group of people
Being part of TUMJA was a great chance to work in interdisciplinary teams, connecting ideas across different fields and having an impact on society.
Spending time with my project group was a lot of fun! My favorite parts were the evenings at the seminar weekends as well as our trip to Berlin as a team.
A challenging and enjoyable time, in which we developed ourselves and grew together into an effective team.