Academic journal article The Journal of Educational Research

Learning Styles and Their Relationship with Achievement of English Scores from Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges Students of District Lahore

Academic journal article The Journal of Educational Research

Learning Styles and Their Relationship with Achievement of English Scores from Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges Students of District Lahore

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Introduction

Learning is continuous and lifelong process. Teachers evaluate individual learning and then familiarize their technique to get better outcomes by using different learning styles. They increase students learning more effortlessly and effectively (Prabhakar & Swapna, 2008). It occurs when students understand their strengths and weaknesses (Pashler, McDaniel, Rohrer & Bjork, 2009). The use of learning style in educational institutions has been remaining the continuous discussion across a wide diversity. It had a comprehensive effect on how information administered and problems of students are resolved (Najafi et al., 2010 & Pashler et al., 2009). Many theorists point up that learning style are an investigation of any field that are characterized by substantial abstract and confusion (Slavina, 2006). As reported by (Joseph & GonzalezDeHass, 2011) that learning styles are the amalgamation of subjects, full of feeling and physiological components for students. Stewart & Felicetti (1992) clarify that learning styles are the instructive settings under which students are well on the way to take in the imaginary learning (Wallace & Oxford, 1992). They articulate cognitive characteristics, sentimental and psychological manners that designate the learning environments Kolb, 1984).

The researches show that proper usage of learning styles in class room environment affecting academic achievement (Griggs & Dunn, 1984; Hall & Mosely, 2005). The knowledge of educators about the students learning style is beyond the limits of doubt. Alfonseca et al. (2006) focuses that proper use learning styles enable the students to get better academic achievements score in their educational career. Cuthbert (2005) pointed out that awareness of the learning styles is vibrant for allowing adjustment in the educators' pedagogical approaches. Several other studies found that the existence of a certain relationship between unambiguous features of learning styles and distinguished learning outcomes in terms of academic success (Brown, 1978; Cassidy, 2004). So, it is clear that learning styles motivate the students in their academic achievement, which are gauges to academic success at the end (Felder & Spurlin, 2005; Leung & Ivy, 2003; 2008; Chan, 2001; Cuthbert, 2005).

Study conducted by (Uzuntiryaki, 2007) demonstrates that the practicability of learning styles is additionally seen as a variable towards achievement in the learning procedure with diligent work. At that point, this study seeks after to appreciate the learning styles as a reason towards understudies' academic achievement (Joseph & Gonzalez-DeHass, 2011). Numerous researches show that educational achievement is subjected by learning styles (Leung & Ivy, 2003; Brown, 1978). Mohammad and Izadi (2011) elucidates that "various courses used by individuals to handle and deal with information or to respond to biological supports suggest their learning styles". Loo (2004) portrays learning style as a sort of perspective, getting a handle on and taking care of information. Various studies have demonstrated that educational implementation of understudies is associated with students learning styles (Sriphai, Damrongpanit & Sakulku, 2011)

Academic achievement scores perform as a gauge to measure students learning in limited span of time (Agarwal, 1983). As stated by (Cartmell et al., 2007) that students' academic achievements can be improved while employing different learning styles as per students' demands. If learning styles are cord with the course, it has significantly positive effects on students' academic achievement scores. Those students who learnt through effectual styles of learning, they generally acquire outstanding academic achievement. They secure a good place in their work place or higher educational institutions (James & Gardner, 1995). Each student is unique and dissimilar in all aspects of life from others (Chan, 2001). …

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