Learning styles of Paramedical students of Kashan University of Medical Sciences (2005)

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Seied Asghar Rasoulynejad 1 , * , Seied Vahid Rasoulynejad 1

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1 Iran

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 3 (1); e57860
Published Online: July 01, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 09, 2017
Accepted: March 06, 2006

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Abstract

Background: Every one has a preferred style of learning. Although teachers should adapt their
teaching method with their students’ learning styles, it seems that in most cases this fact is
disregarded which in turn may decrease the quality of teaching and consequently educational goals.
Objective: To determine the learning styles of paramedical students in Kashan University of Medical
Sciences.
Methods: In this descriptive- analytical study, 130 nursing, midwifery and allied health students
were investigated. For data collection a standardized questionnaire according to Joy Ried model was
used. The questionnaire consisted of 30 questions in six learning domains of visual, tactile, auditory,
group learning, individual learning and class participation and was justified by Likert scoring scale.
Results: From 130 participants, 32.3% were male and 67.7% were female and 45.4% were nursing
students, 40% were health students and 14.6% were midwifery students. Minimum mean score (29.2)
and maximum mean score (38.7) were respectively related to group learning and class participation.
There was no significant difference in learning style scores based on sex and field of study.
Conclusion: Considering the obtained results showing the variety of learning styles and their
differences, all teachers are advised to avoid limiting their teaching method to just one method and to
use various techniques compatible with the type of teaching materials.

Keywords

Learning style Student Teaching method Education

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