Perception of Baccalaureate nursing students regarding different learning styles

imran inayat yousafzai

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Learning is a complex cognitive process and its acquisition takes place in many ways. Among the models commonly used for learning styles is the visual, auditory and kinesthetic (VAK) model. Variations certainly are there in the preferred learning styles of learners and it depends on various factors. In this study these three modes of learning styles are assessed among Baccalaureate nursing students from different public and private nursing colleges in Peshawar (KPK). A total of 100 final year students including males and females from Post RN BSN and Generic BS Nursing were selected. Most of the students were found to prefer the visual style of learning i.e. (61%), whereas the response for auditory and kinesthetic styles was 33% and 6% respectively. In light of this study, visual style is the most preferred mode of learning for majority of the students. In translating nursing knowledge to standard nursing practices the importance of kinesthetic learning cannot be overlooked. All the three learning styles have their importance in its place depending upon the content to be taught and on context in which knowledge is imparted.

 

Key Words: Learning style, Kinesthetic learning, visual learning, auditory learning. BSN, Post RN BSN, KPK

 


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