Article : Approaches To Learning Among Deaf Students At The University Of Education, Winneba


Approaches To Learning Among Deaf Students At The University Of Education, Winneba


Daniel Fobi, Dr. Alexander M. Oppong

 This survey explored the learning approaches among deaf students at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Ghana. Data were gathered from 31 out of 41 undergraduate deaf students. Participants were randomly sampled from levels 100, 200, 300 and 400. Data were gathered through the Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST, 1998). Data were analysed using descriptive statistics. Findings of the study suggest that participants preferred strategic approach to learning followed by the deep and surface approaches to learning in that order.  The study recommended that further investigation be done using longitudinal study in various higher institutions in Ghana. Such a study should examine whether the approaches to learning among deaf students change over time as they go through their university education. The study recommended that in the teaching and learning process, lecturers in the Department of Special Education, UEW need to take into consideration the learning approaches (deep, surface, and strategic) employ to study and plan their teaching to meet such students and should teach each student since deaf students at the university.                                                                                

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