International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.2, No.2, Feb. 2012

Learning Preferences to Physiology of Undergraduate Students in a Chinese Medical School

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Yuemin Ding,Jianxiang Liu,Hong Ruan,Xiong Zhang

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Learning modes; medical education; physiology


Students learning may be classified according to the sensory modalities using VARK instrument, which categorizes learning modes as visual (V), auditory (A), reading-writing (R), or kinesthetic (K). We administered the VARK questionnaire to our second-year medical students, and 98 of 133 students (74%) returned the completed questionnaire. Only 14.3% of the students preferred a single mode of information presentation. In contrast, most students (85.7%) preferred multiple modes of information presentation. Knowing the students preferred modes and using web-based learning system may help the instructors to tailor to the student's individual preference in the teaching of medical science.

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Yuemin Ding,Jianxiang Liu,Hong Ruan,Xiong Zhang,"Learning Preferences to Physiology of Undergraduate Students in a Chinese Medical School", IJEME, vol.2, no.2, pp.1-5, 2012.


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