The Relationship Between Adult Learning Styles And Creative Learning Behaviour Among Student Teachers Of A Public University In East Malaysia

Sook Jhee, Yoon and Choon Keong, Tan and Kean Wah, Lee and Aris, Baharuddin and Harun, Jamaluddin The Relationship Between Adult Learning Styles And Creative Learning Behaviour Among Student Teachers Of A Public University In East Malaysia. Jurnal Pemikir Pendidikan, Volume ( 2012).

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Abstract

Creative potentials are inherent in every one of us. Creativity is reflected through the use the power of imagination to express the thinking of the mind, make original and valued choices in their lives. On the other hand, Honey and Mumford’s (1992) adult learning styles of activist, reflector, theorist and pragmatist specify how a person learns according to their own unique ways. This study investigates how a person’s unique learning styles influence his/her creative behavior. It involved 97 student teachers majoring in Education from a public university in East Malaysia. The subjects contributed ideas for assessment of creativity using the brainstorming and Morphological Analysis (MA) methods via a creativity training prototype using computer. The study found that reflectors were dominating 29.9% of total number of participants (N = 97). The reflectors were reported to have a weak positive relationship with creativity performance (r = 0.28) but on the contrary, the pragmatists’ relationship were negative but moderately strong (r = – .43). Analysis showed that participants who were activist, reflector and theorist were more creative after participating in the brainstorming and MA methods to enhance creativity. The findings implicates that the training prototype using computer that can measure a person’s creative performance and adult learning styles is suitable to be used by Ministry of Education in schools as well as universities to train and improve creative potentials of learners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Learning Styles, Creativity
Subjects: Education and Development > Education and Development
Divisions: Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Depositing User: @ IT Manager UTM...
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 17:06
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 06:32
URI: http://merr.utm.my/id/eprint/1091

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