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This paper investigates the learning styles of first year, Level 7, mechanical and electrical engineering students at DIT, over two academic years, using the index of learning styles survey as developed by Felder and Soloman (1991). Student learning styles on these programmes are compared with the results from other such surveys. The correlation between student performance and their individual learning styles is examined. Knowledge of the strongly visual learning style of these cohorts of students may be used to improve the learning environment.
O'Dwyer, Aidan : Analysis of learning styles of first year engineering students on two Level 7 programmes. All-Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Conference, NUI Maynooth.