The Motivation and Learning Style of the Students of Civil and Planning Engineering Education Department

Anas Arfandi(1*), Akshari Tahir Lopa(2), Surianto B Mappangara(3), Nurhaedah Nurhaedah(4),

(1) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(2) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(3) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(4) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author


The teacher’s plays an important role in teaching and learning process. In the learning process, the teacher's must have the ability in teaching to fit the child's developmental level. The difference in learning style shows the fastest and best way for every individual to be able to absorb an information from outside himself. The purpose of this study are 1) describe the learning type of the students of PTSP FT UNM; 2) elaborate the motivation of the students of PTSP FT UNM; and 3) to explain the effect of the learning type to the motivation of the students of PTSP FT UNM. This research is survey research. The subjects of this study are all students in PTSP FT UNM. Amount 80 samples taken using stratified random sampling. Data were collected by using a structured interview. The data analysed by descriptive and inferential analysis. The result of the research shows that 1) The learning type of student amount 36.25% is in type Kinaesthetic, 33.75% type of Visual learning, and 30.00% who have type of Auditory learning; 2) The learning motivation of the students is Very High at 78.75% but there are 1.25% who have Low Motivation; and 3) The influence of visual learning type is not significant to students 'learning motivation, while the type of and Auditory learning type gives a significant influence on students' learning motivation, while the type of and Auditory learning does not significantly affect the motivation to study students majoring in PTSP FT UNM

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