Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number1.  March 2022                               Pp. 394-407

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The Responses and Attitudes of the University of Nottingham Students
toward Learning Styles

 Pawan Asghar Talib
The Department of Islamic Studies
College of Islamic Sciences, Salahaddin University
Erbil, Iraq


Received: 1/2/2022                        Accepted:3/8/2022                       Published:3/24/2022


This research was carried out to add to the current literature on learning styles by explaining various understandings of the topic and the previous research on it. Studies and information on learning styles and strategies are abundant, and the need for more research stems from the recent move towards student-centered classes. This paper is an attempt to do more specific research on the subject and answer the question of what the correlations are between learning styles and different factors such as gender and learner’s cultural background. This study was conducted at the University of Nottingham. Seventy students have participated in the survey, 34 males and 36 females. The participants’ nationalities were mixed, which was essential for the study; Kurdish (20%), British (40%), European States (10%) and Asian (17.1%). The questionnaire results were analysed by using IBM SPSS Statistics 21 software. Frequency tests, Correlation analysis, T-Tests, and One-way ANOVA test of the available data were studied. The findings show that Kurdish learners are auditory learners compared to other nationalities. Also, the study showed that language learners are more visually inclined learners than learners from the other majors. Finally, future researchers may expand on the findings of this paper by getting a larger sample.
Keywords: attitudes, gender, learning, learning styles, nationality, responses, strategies 

Cite as:   Talib, P. A. (2022). The Responses and Attitudes of the University of Nottingham Students toward Learning Styles.
Arab World English Journal, 13 (1) 394-407


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Received: 1/2/2022
Accepted: 3/8/2022
Published: 3/24/2022

Pawan Asghar Talib is an Assistant Lecturer from Erbil, Iraq. Her Master’s Degree is in Applied Linguistics and ELT from Nottingham University, United Kingdom (2013). She has worked in different academic institutes. Her current research interests focus on Educational Psychology, Applied Linguistics, Classroom management and English Language Teaching. ID