International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Learning Styles of Gifted and Non- Gifted Students in Tafila Governorate
Jihad Turki

This study aimed to investigate learning styles of gifted and non- gifted students, and its relationship with school type, gender and grade. The sample of this study consists of 90 (Female=41, Male=49) gifted Students, and 90 (Female=43, Male=47) non- gifted student in Tafila Governorate - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, for the second semester of the academic year 2012/2013. Learning style Questionnaire of (Jaber & Quran, 2004) was adopted as a study instrument to identify students' learning styles. The results indicated that the most preferred learning styles amongst gifted students are: visual/non-verbal style, followed by Kinesthetic Learning style, visual/verbal style and auditory learning style respectively. Whereas the most preferred learning styles for non- gifted students are: auditory learning style, followed by visual/verbal style, visual/non-verbal Style, and kinesthetic learning style. Significant differences were found in all learning styles between gifted and non- gifted students were in favor of gifted students. There were no statistically significant differences in learning styles between gifted and non- gifted students due to the gender variable; and statistical significant differences were found among learning styles students due to their grade in favor the tenth grade.

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