Teaching Style Preferences at Higher Educational Institutions.

TitleTeaching Style Preferences at Higher Educational Institutions.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMulalic, A
Conference NameInternational Balkan Congress
Date Published2012.
PublisherSuleyman Sah University
Conference LocationTurkey
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ABSTRACT

There has been a lot of researches on the effective interaction with the students. What are the common effects related to second language acquisitions? One of the most important core effects are the students’ learning preferences and ways of teaching. What is the unique formula for effective teaching and learning? What students need while learning second language should be appreciated by the instructor in order to provide sustainable and applicable process of knowledge. Since there has been no enough investigations on what students really need and what they prefer while learning second language we decided to apply the investigation at three private higher educational institutions in order to help our students and the educational policy. It has been a great dilemma about the most famous and appreciated effects of effective learning second language. Therefore, our team’s concern was the most preferred teaching styles at three different private institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim of project was to clarify preferred teaching strategies (the most and least dominant preferences); the relationship between preferred teaching styles and student’s ethnicity and the relationship between preferred teaching styles and student’s gender of the students’ at three private institutions.The focus group was comprised by 67 (N-67) students from different departments. Data were gathered by the questionnaire including 20 questions based on teaching styles. Further in the study project the findings of the research are pointed out and some suggestions are given in order instructors could tend to match their teaching styles with the students’ teaching styles preferences. It has been concluded that learning about the students’ teaching style preferences is necessary for providing better outcomes.

Key words: teaching strategy,students’ learning styles preferences, effective learning