TITLE

Learning style preferences of undergraduate nursing students

AUTHOR(S)
Rassool, Goolam Hussein; Rawaf, Salman
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;4/18/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 32, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Aim To determine the predominant learning style preferences of undergraduate nursing students. Method A demographic questionnaire and Honey and Mumford's (2000a) learning styles questionnaire were administered to a purposive sample of 136 students. Results A response rate of 81% (110) was obtained. The results are congruent with UK studies, which show that the reflector is the preferred learning style of undergraduate nursing students. A ‘dual’ learning style category was also identified. Conclusion A mismatch between teaching style and the learning styles of students has been found to have serious consequences. A variety of modes of teaching and learning should be used to meet the learning needs of students.
ACCESSION #
24954908

 

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