Breaking the Mold: How Pre-Service Teachers' Learning Styles Are Revolutionizing Teaching and Learning


  • Magda Languian Frutas



Learning Styles, Teaching Styles, Conditions of Learning , Modes of Learning, Area of Interest, Expectancy Score, Pre-service Teachers


This study aimed to investigate the learning styles of pre-service teachers of Cagayan State University and their association with gender and specialization. The study found that the majority of pre-service teachers were females, specializing in Mathematics, English, and Science. The social learning style was the most dominant, followed by the conceptual learning style, and the independent learning style was not as dominant. Results from the chi-square tests indicated a significant association between gender and preferred learning style, as well as between specialization and learning style. Therefore, the study suggests that teacher educators should consider gender and specialization when designing instructional strategies to accommodate the diverse learning styles of pre-service teachers.

Additionally, based on the results of the study, a matrix was developed to cater to the diverse learning styles of students in teacher education programs. The matrix is intended to guide teacher educators in designing instructional strategies that can effectively address the different learning styles of pre-service teachers. The matrix is composed of four quadrants representing the four main learning styles, namely social, conceptual, independent, and practical. Each quadrant includes a set of instructional strategies and activities that cater to the learning preferences of students with that particular learning style. The development of the matrix is a significant contribution to the field of teacher education, as it can assist in enhancing the quality of instruction and support provided to pre-service teachers.