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Michelle Cortés Barré

Javier Francisco Gullén Olaya

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Introduction: According to the experiential learning theory, each person develops a learning style that characterizes his/her preferred way to acquire and transform experiences to create knowledge. The objective of this study was to identify the learning styles of undergraduate medical students. Methods: The Kolb Learning Style Inventory was applied to first-year medical students at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia) during the second period of 2009. Results: 204 students completed the questionnaire (the average age was 18.5 years; 55% were women). Students preferred the abstract styles of learning, including assimilating (47%) and converging (27%) styles. Conclusions: Having information about medical students learning style preferences can help educators to design teaching strategies that promote a more effective learning. Teachers should provide a variety of learning contexts to stimulate the strengthening of their abilities.

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Keywords

learning, models/educational, education/medical/undergraduate

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Cortés Barré, M., & Gullén Olaya, J. (2018). Learning Styles of Undergraduate Medical Students. Universitas Medica, 59(2). https://doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.umed59-2.apre
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