A profile of Learning Strategies and Styles as Reflected in Electronic Discussion Forum

Fatimah, Nur (2010) A profile of Learning Strategies and Styles as Reflected in Electronic Discussion Forum. [Artikel Dosen]

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Abstract

This research is a preliminary study in a Structure class. It is intended to reveal the learning styles and strategies of the students. The class was delivered face-to-face, it was supported with blended e-learning. The study was quantitative. The data collected were taken from the participants joining the electronic discussion forum and the interview with them. There were 19 participants actively joining the electronic forum. The instruments used were modified from the characteristics of the learning styles in Brown (2000) and Oxford’s SILL – Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (1900). The researcher tabulated the data from the e-discussion forum and from the answer of the interviewees. She counted the percentage of each of the items in the instruments and analyzed the data to draw a conclusion on the learning strategies and styles of the students in Structure class. The results show that the students applied both direct and indirect learning strategies. Among the three strategies of direct strategies, the students use memory and cognitive strategies. They create mental linkage (15.79%) and review the materials (5.26%) in developing their memory strategies. Also, they have three other strategies to help them learn the subject matter. The activities are practising (36.84%), analyzing and reasoning (10.52%) and creating structure for input and output (5.26%). In addition, indirect strategies are also employed. The strategies include metacognitive, affective and social strategies. The details for each of the indirect strategies are centering learning (42.11%), encouraging learner’s self(36.84%), taking learner’s emotional temperature (31.58%), asking questions (68.42%), cooperating with others (42.11%) and emphatizing with others (73.68% ). Further, the students make use both their right and left hemisphere of brain.

Item Type: Artikel Dosen
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Depositing User: Nur Fatimah
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 02:18
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 02:18
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/24252

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