Dominant Multiple Intelligences among Students of Medical and Health Sciences

Abstract

Unlike in the past, studies on learner’s performance are now attributed to the dynamics of Teaching-Learning Process and not only on lack of motivation on the part of the learner. The major challenge for the Outcome Based Teaching (OBT) is that of selecting teaching methods that encourage all students with different cognitive abilities to achieve the goals of the curricula. This study correlates intelligence with learning styles in students of Medical and Health Sciences. This will help in determining their preferred learning styles. The results will further guide medical teachers to facilitate methodologies to suit the preferred learning styles of students. This, will also help cope in the transition from of medical studies to their future professional life. Questionnaire based on Howard Gardner’s MI models was administered to first year students of Medical and Health Sciences University of the years 2010-2011and 2011-2012 and was statistically analysed. The sample chosen for this survey consists of 236 students of first and second years of Medical and Health Sciences University of 2010—2012. . The results were separately analyzed for each batch and then merged together to get cumulative results.



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Zita Lobo, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE
El Sayed A. F. El Zayat, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE
Omar Al Jadaan, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE

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Conference: ECE2014
Stream: Higher education

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