Effect of learning style and intelligence on achievement in biology
Mandeep Kaur, Ravinder Kaur
This study is part of an ongoing research aiming to examine the effect of learning style and intelligence on achievement in Biology. The sample included 320 Class IX students from Amritsar city. Achievement test in Biology, Kolb Learning Style Inventory and General Group Test of Intelligence were used to collect the data. Experimental group was taught by web based instruction accommodating the students with different types of learning styles and levels of intelligence. Control group was taught by conventional mode of instruction. Interaction effect of learning style and intelligence was studied and the F value calculated by using two way ANOVA test came out to be 3.16 which is significant at 0.05 level of confidence. t-values for the difference in mean gain score on the variable of achievement in Biology with the different combination pairs (DI/CO/AC/AS-HI/LI) were also found. t-values for few combination pairs came out to be significant and for few came to be insignificant, thus partially accepting the hypothesis.