Team StudyStrats

Match students‘ traits with learning strategies

Lea John

Friederike Jungmann

Kilian Lupp

Katharina Johanna Wagner

Samuel Valenzuela

Elena Denise Tangocci

Tutors

Konrad Weiß

Martin Zirngibl

Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Azzurra Ruggeri

Abstract

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.

Lea John

Sport and Health Sciences

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.

Friederike Jungmann

TUM School of Medicine

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

Kilian Lupp

TUM School of Life Sciences

Being part of TUMJA was a great chance to work in interdisciplinary teams, connecting ideas across different fields and having an impact on society.

Katharina Johanna Wagner

Architecture

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.

Samuel Valenzuela

Informatics

A challenging and enjoyable time, in which we developed ourselves and grew together into an effective team.

Elena Denise Tangocci

TUM School of Education

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