Cognitive learning strategies of information technology students in UAE university

Nabee Al-Qirim, Aishah Rashid Yammahi, Maraim Ahmed Yammahi

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This research identifies the learning strategies of UAE University (UAEU) students. The importance of this research in UAE stems from the fact that learning strategies may vary from one country to another and hence, UAE students may (hypothesized) possess unique cultural and behavioral learning strategies. This research introduces a theoretical pedagogical framework made of seven learning strategies and endeavored to shortlist their perspective items and measures through a focus-group (FG) methodology. The selected learning strategies were the students' motivation, time-poorness, mastery effort, assessment focus, competitiveness, and listening. The research examined and explained their importance using a survey research on a random sample of 179 UAEU students. This research provided interesting insights and contrasts pertaining to the learning strategies of UAEU students. Implications arising from the framework are discussed highlighting different theoretical as well as professional contributions and contentions and portrayed a path where pending issues are addressed by future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Advances in Information Systems and Technologies
EditorsMarcelo Mendonca Teixeira, Ana Maria Correia, Hojjat Adeli, Alvaro Rocha, Luis Paulo Reis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319312316
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventWorld Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2016 - Recife, Brazil
Duration: Mar 22 2016Mar 24 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


OtherWorld Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2016


  • Assessment focus
  • Competitiveness
  • IT female students
  • Learning strategies
  • Listening
  • Mastery effort
  • Motivation
  • Time-poorness
  • UAE university

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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