Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 Instructor, Esfahan University , Faculty of Education

2 Enstructor, Esfahan University, Faculty of Education

3 Assistant Professor, Esfahan University, Faculty of Education


The main purpose of this study is to investigate and compare the students' learning styles in engineering faculty with human science faculty in 1386-87. For this purpose, and according to the pilot study, 170 students were selected as a sample of engineering and human science faculties' students. 67 of the students were male and 103 were female. Instruments included learning style questionnaires (VARK). Content reliability of the questionnaire was determined by faculty members of educational and psychology department of Isfahan University. Validity of the questionnaire was estimated 0.986 according to Cronbach formula. SPSS were used for analyzing data. T-independent, t-hoteling, t-student, one-way variance analysis (ANOVA), and LSD, were statistical tests used in this article. Results of this study indicated that there was a significant difference between learning styles of students in engineering and human students. Preferred learning style among the engineering students was the aural, while preferred learning style among human sciences students was the kinesthetic. Comparing the learning styles of men and women indicated that kinesthetic style was preferred among both. There were also differences in learning style between graduate and under-graduate students. Based on the results, some recommendations are suggested to the instructors of both faculties.