Learning styles compared across health science courses
The Honey and Mumford Learning Style questionnaire was applied to undergraduate students at the first and third year level courses in Nursing, Optometry and Podiatry in the Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Health Science, and to students in the post-graduate courses in Nursing and Nutrition and Dietetics. With one exception, there were no significant differences between first and third year student results for any learning style of course. The mean scores from all courses fell within the normal range defined by Honey and Mumford, but some differences were identified in the preferred learning style across the different disciplines.
The implications of these findings are discussed with respect to the use of different teaching techniques such as structured lectures, practical exercises, case discussions and role-play, as the findings may be used to predict the type of instructional techniques which would be most effective. Recommendations are made on the most appropriate of these techniques for different health science courses.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1989 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in Higher Education Research and Development 8(1):pp. 27-37.|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 17:16|
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