Assessment of learning style based on VARK model among the students of Qom University of Medical Sciences

Rahiminia, Elaheh and Rahiminia, Hoorieh (2017) Assessment of learning style based on VARK model among the students of Qom University of Medical Sciences. Future of Medical Education Journal, 7 (4). pp. 26-30.

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Abstract

Introduction: Learning is a dominant phenomenon in human life. Learners are different from each other in terms of attitudes and cognitive styles which effect on the learning of people. In this connection, VARK learning style assess the students base their individual abilities and method for obtaining much information from environment in dimensions of visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetic. Since the knowledge of learning style is highly applicable to understand and recognition of the learning concept among students, within higher education.The present study aimed to determine the Assessment of Learning style based on VARK model in the students of Qom University of Medical Sciences.     Method: The current study is a cross-sectional design which was performed in 2015 on 279 students of Qom University of Medical Sciences. The students were already selected by a quota sampling and the data was collected via a standard questionnaire of VARK learning styles. The statistical data was analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics by using SPSS statistical software. Results: The mean age of students was 22.23±4.38 years and the mean of educational score was 16.85±1.65 that most of them were undergraduate and single students. The learning styles were effecitive with15.66, 14.34, 13.24, and 9.07 respectively for aural, read/write, visual and kenesthetic. Also, 146 students (52.1) preferred the single-modal style while 134 of students (48.8) chose multi-modal.  Conclusion: According to the results which shows that the majority of the students preferred the single-modal style while approximately half of them favored multi-modal, it is suggested to use combined educational methods to achieve effective teaching and educational departments and faculty take all needs and educational styles into consideration when developing lesson plans to improve the educational quality. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 12 May 2018 08:07
Last Modified: 12 May 2018 08:07
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9725

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