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This paper investigates the learning styles of first year, Level 7, mechanical and electrical engineering students at DIT, using the index of learning styles survey as developed by Felder and Soloman . Student learning styles on these programmes are compared with the results from other such surveys. The correlation between student performance and their individual learning styles is examined in outline. Knowledge of the strongly visual learning style of these cohorts of students may be used to improve the learning environment.
O'Dwyer, Aidan : Learning styles of first year Level 7 electrical and mechanical engineering students at DIT. Proceedings of the International Symposium for Engineering Education ISEE-08, pp. 69-74, Dublin City University.