Learning styles of Chinese and Dutch students compared within the context of Dutch higher education in life sciences

H.J.A. Biemans, M. van Mil

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Abstract

This study investigated the extent to which the learning styles of Chinese students differ from those of Dutch students. The study was conducted within the context of Englishlanguage Bachelor of Science programmes thatWageningen University offers together with China Agricultural University to Dutch and Chinese students. Sixteen Dutch students and 25 Chinese students completed the Inventory of Learning Styles. The Chinese students have several of the characteristics that reflect a reproduction-directed and an undirected learning style, while the Dutch students as a group do not demonstrate any one particular learning style. It would be useful and desirable to show the Chinese students, by means of specific instructions and exercises, how to use strategies directed towards deep processing and how to regulate their own learning processes more in the direction of deep processing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-278
JournalJournal of Agricultural Education and Extension
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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