Title

The most common learning style of students and teaching style of professors of the Department of Physical Therapy of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Date of Completion

6-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Learning Style, Teaching Style

Abstract

This study is a descriptive type of research that utilized Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory to determine the learning styles of Batch 2021 and 2022 Physical Therapy students, and the Grasha-Reichmann Teaching Style Inventory to determine the teaching styles of the instructors from the Physical Therapy Department. Using purposive sampling, The study was conducted at DLSMHSI with 46 students from Batch 2021, 9 students from Batch 2022, and 18 instructors from the Physical Therapy Department as respondents. The results showed that majority of the students belongs to third-year level, female, and are 20 years old. As for the professors, majority of the respondents are 23-28 years old, female, only holds a bachelor's degree, and have 0-5 years of teaching experience. The study revealed that the most common learning styles is the Accommodative learning style, while the most common teaching style is the Expert teaching style. With the results obtained, it was revealed that age, gender, and year level does not influence the learning styles of students. As for the professors, the age, highest educational attainment, and the experience does influence the teaching styles of the instructors. The gender may influence the teaching style of the instructor. It was also determined that the most common learning style of the respondents did not match each other.

First Advisor

Ethel A. Saqueton, DPT, PTRP, MAEd

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