Learning style preferences and their influence on students’ problem solving in kinematics observed by eye-tracking method

Kekule, M. (2017). preferences and their influence on students’ problem solving in kinematics observed by eye-tracking method. Didfyz (Vol.1804, pp.030002). DIDFYZ 2016.

Abstract

The article presents eye-tracking method and its using for observing students when they solve problems from kinematics. Particularly, in TUG-K test by Robert Beichner. Moreover, student’s preference for visual way of learning as a possible influential aspect is proofed and discussed. Learning Style Inventory by Dunn, Dunn&Price was administered to students in order to find out their preferences. More than 20 high school and college students about 20 years old took part in the research. Preferred visual way of learning in contrast to the other ways of learning (audio, tactile, kinesthetic) shows very slight correlation with the total score of the test, none correlation with the average fixation duration and slight correlation with average fixation count on a task and average total visit duration on a task.