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RMJ. 2008; 33(2): 239-241

A Study of Students’ Learning Styles in a Medical Institution in Pakistan

Khalid Farooq Danish, Azra Saeed Awan.

Objectives: To determine the learning styles of medical students in a medical college in Pakistan and to match the learning styles of students with the instructional strategies in clinical classes.
Methods: The cross-sectional descriptive study involved medical students of the Islamic International Medical College (IIMC), in clinical classes. Both male and female students were administered a questionnaire based on Kolb’s learning style inventory. Instructions to fill the questionnaire were given verbally to all students.
Results: Majority of students had the accommodators learning style (N=83, 54.6%) while convergers, divergers and assimilators were less in number. The learning scheme consists mainly of lecture based learning (42 hours per week) and case based learning (31 hours per week)
Conclusions: Majority of students of clinical classes of IIMC had the accommodator learning style, followed by converger, diverger, and assimilator learning styles. The learning scheme of IIMC provided learning opportunities for all styles of learning and consisted of adequate instructional strategies. (Rawal Med J 2008;33:239-241).

Key words: Learning Styles, Kolb’s learning style inventory, Islamic International Medical College.

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