Statement of the Problem
This research was conducted to investigate the learning skills and learning styles among male and female nursing students of Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc. It also sought to answer the following questions:
1. What are the learning skills and learning styles of nursing students of CEFI?
2. Is there a significant difference in the learning styles and learning skills of male nursing student and female nursing students?
3. What are the common learning styles and learning skills strategies used by these students?
Review of Related Studies and Literature
Do you know you’re learning style? You may be surprised to know that many frustrations you've experienced in reading comprehension or test anxiety may result from your specific learning style. For instance, you may learn best by seeing, hearing, or working through a piece of information. When you identify your own best learning style, you can change your study habits and improve your grades. Your learning style can affect your study habits and make it easier or more difficult to learn certain types of information. Have you ever read a paragraph or two and realized that the information didn't sink in at all even when you try a second time? This could actually be a reflection of your learning style.
According to Melissa Kelly there are three major types of learners: visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic.
“Visual learners are those who generally think in terms of pictures. They often prefer to see things written down in a handout, text or on the overhead. They find maps, graphs, charts, and other visual learning tools to be extremely effective. They remember things best by seeing something written. Auditory learners are those who generally learn best by listening. They typically like to learn through lectures, discussions, and reading aloud. They remember best through hearing or...