IJCRR - Vol 05 Issue 07, April, 2013
ASSESSMENT OF TYPES OF LEARNING MODES IN MEDICAL STUDENTS
Author: Varun Malhotra, Rinku Garg, Yogesh Tripathi, Usha Dhar, Sanjay, Monish, Ranjana, Abhishek, Pronoy
Swadhyaya or deep study, includes Sravana (study) or reading/hearing a concept in physiology, Manana (with attention) pondering over the concept read or heard, Nidididhyasna or forming a definte concept (3). Visual, auditory and kinaesthetic questionnaire was circulated among 75 medical students. Based on the response, they were categorized into visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners. Percentage incidence and number of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners was calculated. This study enabled teachers to modify their methodology of lecture-delivery pictures (power-point), audio CDs and demonstrations.
Varun Malhotra, Rinku Garg, Yogesh Tripathi, Usha Dhar, Sanjay, Monish, Ranjana, Abhishek, Pronoy. ASSESSMENT OF TYPES OF LEARNING MODES IN MEDICAL STUDENTS International Journal of Current Research and Review. Vol 05 Issue 07, April, 116-123
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Appendix 1: Study Skills - Student Development and Counselling
VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire
Circle or tick the answer that most represents how you generally behave.
(It?s best to complete the questionnaire before reading the accompanying explanation.)
1. When I operate new equipment I generally:
a).Read the instructions first.
b).Listen to an explanation from someone who has used it before.
c).Go ahead and have a go, I can figure it out as I use it.
2. When I need directions for travelling I usually:
a).Look at a map.
b).Ask for spoken directions.
c). Allow my nose and maybe use a compass.
3. When I cook a new dish, I like to:
a).Follow a written recipe.
b). Call a friend for an explanation. c).Follow my instincts, testing as I cook.
4. If I am teaching someone something new, I tend to:
a).Write instructions down for them.
b).Give them a verbal explanation.
c).Demonstrate first and then let them have a go.
5. I tend to say:
a).Watch how I do it.
b).Listen to me explain. c).You have a go.
6. During my free time I most enjoy: a).Going to museums and galleries.