Teaching Styles and Student Learning Style Preferences of the College of Teacher Education in BISU, Clarin, Bohol
Abstract - Driven by the desire to heed the most common complaints of teachers about the apathy of their students towards learning the subject or the students towards the incompetence of some teachers in imparting the lesson, this study surveyed 17 faculty members and 67 senior students under the College of Teacher Education on March - July Zol2.The hypothesis was tested correlating the relationship between the faculty teaching styles and students' learning styles. The study made use of a descriptive correlational survey method with a questionnaire coupled with informal interviews to students and teachers. The contingency test result was highly significant; hence, the statement of null hypothesis is rejected which means that the teaching styles matched with the learning styles. In other words, if a student prefers such teaching style, the other students do the same. This further implies that the faculty members are able to get the learning needs of their students since the survey revealed that most students were sensing-thinking learners, while teachers were mostly expert teachers. This supports theories on the necessity of matching the teaching styles and learning styles to effect learning in the classroom as the ultimate goal in effective teaching.