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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2015, 20(3): 243-252 Back to browse issues page
A Study on the learning Styles of Nursing and Midwifery Students in Yasuj According to the VARK Model (2013)
M Behnam Moghadam1, A Behnam Moghadam2, A Rostaminejad3, T Salehian4
1- Critical Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Psychology PhD candidate.Islamic Azad university, science and Research Branch yasuj, Yasuj, Iran
3- Student Research Committee, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
4- Department of Midwifery, faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences. Iranshahr, Iran
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Background & aim: learning style(s) is one of the factors effective learning. Information about students learning styles can aid the presentation of teaching appropriate to their individual style. The purpose of this study was to determine the learning styles of Yasuj nursing and midwifery students based on the VARK model in 2013. Methods: The present research was a descriptive- analytical study which was conducted on 140 students from nursing and midwifery faculty of Yasuj university of Medical Sciences in the academic year of 2013. Sampling was done using census method, and data were collected using demographic information questionnaire followed by questionnaire of learning styles. The data were analyzed using SPSS software version 18, and descriptive- inferential statistics. Results: The mean age of the students was 20.68±1.34. Of the total of 140 students, 98 (70%) just selected only one type of the learning styles, whereas, 42 students preferred combination of different styles. Reading-writing style was the prevailing style among single learning style which selected by 43 students but the most frequent style among multi style was double style which was selected only by 15% of the participants. Conclusion: Most of the students had an individual learning style. Identifying the dominant learning style(s) of the students and adjusting them to the teaching methods of lecturers and also developing lesson plans based on learning styles could improve educational objectives.
Keywords: learning styles, VARK, Students of Nursing and Midwifery, Education
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/31 | Accepted: 2015/05/31 | Published: 2015/05/31
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Behnam Moghadam M, Behnam Moghadam A, Rostaminejad A, Salehian T. A Study on the learning Styles of Nursing and Midwifery Students in Yasuj According to the VARK Model (2013). ارمغان دانش. 2015; 20 (3) :243-252
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