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Cultural Influences on Malay Students' Learning Styles

Roziah Sidik, Ezad Azraai Jamsari.


Shyness, laziness and dependence are always related to Malay culture. This kind of attitude influenced their life and even their learning style. Thus, this paper attempts to recognize how far the learning styles of Malay students are influenced by cultural factors. This study is done through questionnaire. 100 respondents are chosen among 167 students who study History of the Prophet for semester 1 session 2002/2003. This questionnaire tries to recognize several cultures that are always related to Malay students. It also tries to explore the student's opinion on cultural influences on the learning. An analysis had been done and it shows that 71% agreed that laziness is one of the Malay cultures which influences them in their learning and 53% are very dependent in learning. In this case, they depended on lectures or their senior students. Meanwhile, 13% agreed that shyness is one of the Malay cultures that influence their learning.

Presenters

Roziah Sidik  (Malaysia)
Lecturer
Department of Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization Faculty of Islamic Studies
National University of Malaysia

Mrs. Roziah Sidik is a lecturer in History of the Prophet at the Department of Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization, Faculty of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, West Malaysia. Her research interest are learning style, teaching style and Science and technology in Islamic civilization.
Mr. Ezad Azraai jamsari is a lecturer in History of Andalus at the Department of Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization, Faculty of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, West Malaysia.


Ezad Azraai Jamsari  (Malaysia)
Lecturer in Islamic History and Civilization
Department of Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization, Faculty of Islamic Studies
National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia


Keywords
  • Cultural influences
  • Malay students
  • Learning styles



(30 min Conference Paper, English)