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International Journal of Construction Education and Research
This article presents the findings of a study analyzing the learning styles of undergraduate construction management (CM) students in bachelor’s degree programs in the United States. The study utilized the Felder-Silverman model and the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) as a survey instrument. The survey population consisted of 1,069 CM students from 36 university CM programs across the Associated Schools of Construction regions. Demographic information, the raw ILS responses, and the ILS web-based survey report were collected from the students. The results were analyzed and compared to both the CM students themselves and to similar studies done with engineering students. It was found that CM students were visual, active, sensing, and sequential learners. This study provides recommendations for how CM instructors might align their teaching styles with CM-student learning styles, and discusses impacts on the CM industry.
Eric A. Holt , Christine Chasek , Mark Shaurette & Robert Cox (2018) The Learning Styles of Undergraduate Students in CM Bachelor’s Degree Programs in the U.S., International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 14:1, 4-21, DOI: 10.1080/15578771.2017.1342718