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Learning styles of ICT specialisation students: do differences in disciplines exist?

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posted on 2023-05-18, 09:15 authored by Kristy de SalasKristy de Salas, Ian LewisIan Lewis, Julian DermoudyJulian Dermoudy
Within existing ICT degrees there is a widely-held belief that content must be tailored for different ‘kinds’ of students — often two differing student groups: a technical group requiring detailed Computer Science knowledge and a separate group requiring less technical, more strategic ICT knowledge and skills. Our institution has produced a combined degree that contains both technical and non-technical content taught to a single cohort of students and thus requires a deeper insight into the needs of this diverse group of learners. This paper reports on an assessment of learning styles across our first year students, in order to inform our teaching delivery practices. Our findings, including for example that there are marked preferences for some learning styles over others, inform the development of teaching and assessment materials that better support the diverse needs of students, regardless of their self-selected discipline.


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