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J Med Allied Sci. 2016; 6(1): 14-22

Assessment of postgraduate international students' learning preferences at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Addis Adera Gebru, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi, Abraha Woldemichael Nigussie, Woldegebriel Gebregziabher Kahsay.


Knowledge of learning preference can help to improve learning and teaching process and understand its implications. The aim of this study was to assess the preference for taking in and putting out information in learning among postgraduate international students at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Using Institutional based cross-sectional descriptive study and self administrated structured version 7.2, visual, auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic and multimodal learners (VARK) questionnaire was used. The questionnaire was divided into two sections including (a) demographic profile and (b) sixteen multiple choice questions. Data was collected from 40 participants who were selected by purposive method. After coding and cleaning, data was entered and analyzed by SPSS version 21 and Microsoft excel using the VARK guidelines. Descriptive statistics was used to see the frequency and percentage of each variable. The p-value

Key words: International students, Iran, Learning preferences, Postgraduate, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

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