oa The Journal of Independent Teaching and Learning - Preferred learning styles of business students : a South African perspective



In accordance with recent government initiatives, higher education institutions in South Africa are being challenged to develop and implement new and innovative learning programmes. In terms of offering quality service to students, a specific goal is to employ quality teaching and learning practices. In addition, actively encouraging students to develop 'learning to learn' skills is believed to go some way towards providing a good foundation for lifelong learning. This paper others an overview of the main issues related to the assessment of students' preferred learning styles. The results of a pilot study that examined the preferredlearning styles of a group of business students are also presented and their implications discussed.


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