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Pages: 2155-2161
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0143

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE INFLUENCE OF STUDENT'S COGNITIVE STYLE ON THEIR MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA

R. Jantan1, A. Redza1, M.F. Siti Fathimah2

1Sultan Idris Education University (MALAYSIA)
2Mara Institute of Technology (MALAYSIA)
The main aims of this study was to find the influence of student's cognitive style on their mathematics achievement among primary school students. Sample of this study consisted of 395 students from selected primary school in Selangor and Perak (Malaysia). The students were selected from standard 3, 4, 5 and 6. In data collection, researcher used ‘Group Embedded Figures Tests’ (GEFT) by Witkin and Goodenough (1977) which was translated and revised. From data collected, researcher were able to identify student's cognitive style that is either 'Field Independent' (FI) or 'Field Dependent' (FD). After that data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistic to see the influence of student's cognitive style on their mathematics achievement. Findings of this study showed that there were significant influences of student's cognitive style on their mathematics achievement. Implication of the study was that teacher have to identify their students' cognitive style and teach them according to approach that suitable with their cognitive style in order to enhance the students mathematics achievement.
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title = {THE INFLUENCE OF STUDENT'S COGNITIVE STYLE ON THEIR MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.0143},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.0143},
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month = {4-6 July, 2016},
year = {2016},
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SN - 978-84-608-8860-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0143
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R. Jantan, A. Redza, M.F. Siti Fathimah (2016) THE INFLUENCE OF STUDENT'S COGNITIVE STYLE ON THEIR MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 2155-2161.
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