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Journal:   EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES   DECEMBER 2015-JANUARY 2016 , Volume 8 , Number 5 ; Page(s) 309 To 316.
 
Paper: 

MATCHING LEVEL BETWEEN PROFESSORS’ SELECTED MEDIA AND EMOTIONAL-PERCEPTION PREFERENCES OF STUDENTS

 
 
Author(s):  HEDAYATI N., AMINI N.*, ZAMANI B.E.
 
* PSYCHOLOGY & EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES FACULTY, DARVAZEYE SHIRAZ, UNIVERSITY OF ISFAHAN, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Aims: Considering individual differences and different learning styles in the learners is necessary in more effective learning. If the used learning style may be fully correspond with the students’ preffered style, there is a better learning performance. The aim of this study was to assess the conformity of the students’ learning styles with educational media and technologies used by the teachers at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.
Instrument & Methods: In the descriptive-correlational study, 90 medicine and dentistry students of Isfahan University were randomly selected via Stratified Sampling method in 2014-15 academic year. The study tool was a researcher-made questionnaire to investigate the learning styles and technologies used by the teachers. Data was analyzed in SPSS 22 software using Hotelling’s T test, and Somers’, Kendall’s, and Gamma Agreement Coefficients.
Findings: From the students’ viewpoints, visual and auditory styles were the most and the least preffered styles, respectively. A combination of the technologies was used by the teachers. In addition, visual and kinesthetic/motion mediae were the most and the least used technologies by the teachers, respectively. There was no significant conformity between read/write, aural, and kinesthetic/motion styles of the students and the technologies used by the teachers (p>0.05). Neverheless, there was a significant conformity between the students ‘visual style and the visual technologies used by the teachers (p<0.05).
Conclusion: There is conformity between the technologies used by the teachers of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and the students’ viual learning style. However, the technologies are not compatible with read/write, aural, and kinesthetic/motion styles of the students.

 
Keyword(s): EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, STUDENTS, MEDICAL, EMOTIONS, PERCEPTION, TEACHING, LEARNING
 
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