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The Preference of Instructional Methods and Kolb's Learning Styles of Nursing Students

간호대학생의 교수방법 선호도와 Kolb의 학습유형

  • Received : 2016.08.19
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the Kolb's learning style and preference for instructional methods of undergraduate nursing students. Data were collected from 174 students at a university in D city using a structured questionnaire from October 19 to October 21 2015. Learning style ratio of nursing students was accommodator 34.5%, converger 33.9%, assimilator 16.1%, diverger 15.5% and preference scores for instructional methods were discussion 7.27, direct instruction 7.26, peer teaching 7.22, independent study 6.54, project 6.25, instruction through technology 5.77, game 5.45, simulation 4.23. A significant difference was found in experience of flipped learning between four learning styles groups of nursing students. However, there was no significant difference in the preference of instructional methods between the four learning styles groups. Most of the students were in the middle range of the learning styles. The assessment of nursing students' learning styles is expected to help educator to plan teaching strategies.

Keywords

Learning styles;Instructional Methods;Nursing;Students;Convergence

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