Investigation of relationship between Vark's learning styles and meta-cognitive learning among students of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences 2015

Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Mohamamd Ebrahimi, Sadegh Zare, Mahnaz Shahrakipour, Gholamreza Ghoreishinia

Abstract


Introduction: Learning meta-cognitive skills is important for ones success in education and carrier. Awareness about factors related to meta-cognitive strategies could lead to using modern education for having better learning. According to the importance of learning styles and their relationship with meta-cognitive learning, the researchers intended to investigate the relationship between Vark's learning styles and meta-cognitive learning among students of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.

Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. The sample volume was 363 students chosen randomly from different medical majors. Data was collected through a questionnaire which had three parts. The first part collected the demographic information. Second part was consisted of  Vark's learning style questionnaire. The third part was  related to  meta-cognitive questionnaire designed by Pintrich and colleagues. Finally data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, qui square test, Pearson correlation, t test and ANOVA by SPSS v.19.

Results: The mean age was 21.26±2.53. 166 students were male while 197 were females. There wasn’t any significant relationship between gender, learning style and meta-cognitive strategies. There wasn’t any significant relationship between age and these two variables too. The ANOVA had shown a significant relationship between learning styles and strategies of Meta-cognitive learning.

Conclusion: The results of this study had shown the significant relationship between learning styles and meta-cognitive strategies.


Keywords


Learning style, meta-cognitive strategies, students.

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