Objective: To find out the frequency of different learning styles of MBBS students of the Conventional and Modular System.
Methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted at Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Riphah International University Islamabad, Pakistan from June 01, 2013 to December 01, 2013. A sample of 293 MBBS students was randomly selected from both conventional and modular systems. Both male and female students were administered a questionnaire, based on Kolb’s learning style inventory to collect the initial answers and ranking of each participant. Calculations were done to reach the conclusion (learning style of each student). Data was analyzed by using SPSS 17.
Results: Out of 293 students, 159 (55%) belonged to the conventional system and 134 (45%) were from the modular system. In the conventional system majority of the students were convergers (37%), while remaining students were accommodators (26%), assimilators (21%), divergers (16%). Most of the students in the modular system were accommodators (16%) and remaining were divergers (11%), assimilators (11%) and convergers (7%).
Conclusion:The conventional system had more convergers who rely more on the abstract thinking or ideas whereas the modular system had more accommodators who believe in hands on practical learning.Key words: Learning style, Accommodator, Diverger, Assimilator, Converger
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