UNIVERSITY OF EXCELLENCE TO RESOLVE THE DROPOUT COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS UNDER THE KOLB LEARNING STYLES
Universidad del Pacifico (CHILE)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:This article shows the results of comparative analysis of samples of students who drop out and those that are active for the period 2008-2009. The samples belong to the School of Nursing at the University of the Pacific, the information displayed comes from the Academic Management System (EMS) of the university. According to Kolb's test, the school has a strong bias assimilator and divergent, and his desertion is basically divergent learning styles combined do not reach 0.8% of the population under study. Another result, important is the characteristic of students with learning style converged on being the smallest presence in the race, show no drop. This feature is associated with vocational component for students, however, assimilating and diverging students have a high dropout rate. The results were validated for 140 tests with 95% confidence consecutively changing the different categories of the variables studied, comparing the domain of regular students (DER) and the Dominion of Students Dropout (DER The research aims to understand the dropout, in order to subsequently carry out actions to their decline, and from that perspective to achieve academic excellence. Understanding the latter, as the merger of the university, academic excellence and minimization of dropouts, under a protocol constant quality improvement.
Keywords: Dropout, Test of Kolb, Learning Style, University Excellence, Quality in Education.