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Identifying different learning styles to enhance the learning experience

Irene Anderson Principal lecturer and reader in learning and teaching in healthcare practice, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, England

Identifying your preferred learning style can be a useful way to optimise learning opportunities, and can help learners to recognise their strengths and areas for development in the way that learning takes place. It can also help teachers (educators) to recognise where additional activities are required to ensure the learning experience is robust and effective. There are several models available that may be used to identify learning styles. This article discusses these models and considers their usefulness in healthcare education. Models of teaching styles are also considered.

Nursing Standard. 31, 7,53-63. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10407

Correspondence

i.1.anderson@herts.ac.uk

Peer review

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 10 January 2016

Accepted: 29 March 2016