:: Volume 10, Issue 2 (7-2010) ::
Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2010, 10(2): 141-147 Back to browse issues page
Medical Students' Learning Styles
Narjess Amini , Bibi Eshrat Zamani, Yasamin Abedini
, narjesamini@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Considering students' learning styles may change teaching methods in accordance with their learning styles and consequently improve the educational outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate learning styles of medical students in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This descriptive study was performed during the academic year of 2008-2009 in Isfahan Univer-sity of Medical Sciences. Ninety medical students were selected through random sampling method as study samples. VARK learning style inventory was used as the research tool. Data was analyzed by SPSS software using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Medical students use different learning styles. The most preferable one among them was visual learning style with the score of 39.26±6.87. The learning style of Male and female students were different. Conclusion: Improving educational quality requires for paying attention to learning style in teaching and educational technology. Teachers and educational technologists are recommended to make use of media and various technologies.
Keywords: Learning Styles, VARK Inventory, Students, Medical Sciences, Education.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teacher Evaluation
Received: 2010/08/26 | Accepted: 2011/08/6 | Published: 2010/07/15

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