Learning Styles of Architecture Students and Performance in Construction Management Courses: A Case Study
CitationAyalp, G. G., & Erman, O. (January 01, 2019). Learning Styles of Architecture Students and Performance in Construction Management Courses: A Case Study. International Journal of Engineering Education, 35, 4, 1250-1262.
The aim of this research is to explore the learning styles of architecture students and correlate their learning styles with their performance in construction management courses. A second purpose is to determine whether the learning styles of architecture students change with the effect of architectural education from the first year to the last year of education. The data were collected by administering the Kolb learning style inventory II, survey to students in an undergraduate architecture program. The questionnaire was administered to students by direct contact, and data were collected from 55 participants. The obtained data were analyzed statistically using by SPSS 18 software. There was a statistically significant relationship found between learning styles and performance scores in construction management courses, and converger students are more successful at construction management courses. At the end of the research project, primary learning style of the architecture students was found to be the accommodator, and the research also found that a student's learning style changes and is shaped by the architectural education.