The Relationship Between Learning Style and Their Historical Thinking Skills Practices: A Correlation Survey Study
The correlation survey study aimed to determine whether there is relationship between learning style of students and their historical thinking skills practices. A total of 865 form two students from a state of north peninsular Malaysia through random simple sampling techniques are involved as sample in this study. The adapted Index Learning Style and historical thinking skills practices which has validated by the expert and has a good reliability value are research instruments in this study. The data of this study was analyzed inferentially through Pearson Correlation test using IBM SPPS Statictics. The findings indicated that there is a significant positive high linear relationship between visual-verbal and active- reflective style dimensions and historical thinking skills practices. In addition, the findings also showed that there is a significant positive moderate high linear relationship between sensing-intuitive style dimensions with historical thinking skills. However, the sequential-global style dimensions and historical thinking skills practices have a significant positive low linear relationship in this study. The implications of this study suggested that the history teachers need to plan a strategic teaching and learning activities by focusing on students learning styles and historical thinking skills practices which are interconnected in line to create the meaningful history learning process.