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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 4
First page : ( 422) Last page : ( 426)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00090.7

Assess the Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic (VAK) learning styles among first year basic B.Sc. Nursing Students

Dr. Biradar Vishwanath1,*, Ms. Thorat Pooja2, Ms. Vaidya Manisha3

1Associate Professor, MGM Mother Teresa College of Nursing, Aurangabad

2Clinical Instructor, MGM Mother Teresa College of Nursing, Aurangabad

3Staff Nurse Dr. Hedgewar Hospital, Aurangabad

*Corresponding Author Email: vworld84@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.

Abstract

Preferred learning styles of learners are different, which depend on tastes, mentality preparedness, as well as physical condition, in terms of sensory modalities. Identifying and employing appropriate learning styles could play an important role in selecting teaching styles, which can improve education ultimately. The present study aimed to assess the diversity of learning styles amongfirst year Basic B.Sc. Nursing students of selected Nursing colleges of Aurangabad. A cross-sectional study conducted by using VAK learning style’s questionnaire.190 first year Basic B. Sc. Nursing students were selected from selected nursing colleges of Aurangabad. Results of the study show that, all samples preferred to use a single learning style (Uni-modal). Among all nursing students majority 48% preferred auditory style, followed by27% preferred the visual style and25% preferred kinaesthetic style. It is suggested that all nursing students must be tested to determine their desired learning styles by using VAK questionnaire and also to choose appropriate teaching methods and to improve educational goals.

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Keywords

Learning styles, Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, VAK, Nursing students.

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