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Learning Style and Retention of Class III-IV Primary Students

Author Affiliations

  • 1School Education Department, Nadia, West Bengal, India
  • 2Dept. of Education, University of Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 9, Issue (1), Pages 9-15, August,1 (2021)


Combination of cognitional, affection and other behavioural –psychological expression which indicates such way separate a person interacts and response to the learning environment it’s called Learning Style. Widely believe that perfect learning style helps both the students and teachers. Researchers focused on the comparative study on different learning style and find out which one most suitable to the children of 8-10 age groups. The study conducted on primary data, which collected from five primary schools of class III-IV from Baruipur Block, the district of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal and presented in quantitative methods. This study followed VAK (Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic) Model of Walter Barke Barbe, 1979. Researcher developed a questionnaire to measure the differences among Visual, Audio and Kinesthetic learning style. From the statistical analysis and interpretation it was revealed that, a significant difference within different learning style and not significant correlated with each other most of the cases. It also founded that no significant differences in boys and girls with respect to each learning style. The present study concluded that kinesthetic method more effective for retention in this age group.


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