Learning Patterns among Medical Students

Shetty, Sneha B and Shetty, Balachandra A and *, Nayanatara AK and Pai, Sheila R and Kini, Rekha D and *, Bhagyalakshmi K and *, Anupama N and *, Vinodini N.A and Kolluru, Sahiti (2015) Learning Patterns among Medical Students. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 7 (3). pp. 13390-13393. ISSN 0975-5241

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the common learning pattern among the different stylesnamely visual, auditory, reading and kinesthetic in students of first year MBBS students.A Cross-sectional study of first year medical students (n= 100) was performed. The validated VARKquestionnaire was used to categorize the learning styles of students. The questionnaire consists of 16items which identify four different learning styles: visual ,aural,reading/writing and kinesthetic.Descriptive statistics were used to identify the learning styles of students. The response rate was100%. The results showed that the vast majority of students (95%) preferred to learn by multiplesensory modalities. Among the multimodal learning styles the most preferred was trimodal (5%) andquad modal (95%)respectively. The results of this study can provide useful information for improvingthe quality of the teaching and learning experiences of students .However more Research on this Topic needs to be undertaken before the association between learning style preferences and teaching andlearning strategies is more clearly understood.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning pattern, VARK questionnaire, Multimodal learning, Students.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 10:55
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 10:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142260

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