The Diversity of Learning Skills Among Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College Malaysia


This study was aimed to investigate the study skills acquired by tahe entrepreneurial students of MARA Professional College, Malaysia. The study involved 106 randomly selected respondents. The study using questionnaire and Likert five-point scale to measure six categories of skills learned by Dunn and Dunn which are reading skills, note taking skills, time management skills, listening skills, reference skill and examination skills. The results showed listening skills (mean 3.67) is the most dominant learning skills practiced by the respondents. The second category is the category of reading skills (mean 3.61), followed by the third is the category note taking skills (mean 3.51), fourth is reference skill (mean 3.49), fifth is the category for the examination skill (mean 3.26) and the sixth category is time management skills (mean 2.82). The level of the lowest learning skills is time management skills. The result of this study showed that time management skill is the skill that with the lowest mean. Entrepreneurial students are less skillful in managing time well. One of the key success factors of a high achiever is having an efficient time management. This will allow them to take part in various activities successfully (Khalid Mohamed Noor, 2005). In addition, efforts should be taken to increase the level of learning skills to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.

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Nik Hasrawati Nik Hassan, MARA Profesional College, Malaysia
Mumtaz Begam Abdul Kadir, MARA Profesional College, Malaysia

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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Hassan N., & Kadir M. (2014) The Diversity of Learning Skills Among Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College Malaysia ISSN: 2186-5892 – The Asian Conference on Education 2013 – Official Conference Proceedings
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