Learning style preferences of undergraduate nursing students

Rassool, Goolam Hussein; Rawaf, Salman
April 2007
Nursing Standard;4/18/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 32, p35
Academic Journal
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.


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