Learning Styles in Anatomy Teaching and Learning

  • Barry S. MitchellEmail author


The author’s experience of how students learn anatomy has been described. In devising anatomy courses account should be taken of individual student learning styles in anatomy teaching and learning as this will enhance the student experience and facilitate deeper learning. Students learn in different ways: some individually, but more often in collaboration. Assessment drives learning, though whether this always encourages deep learning may depend on the student. Design of anatomy curricula ought to take account of learning style so that the optimum learning environment is offered, as well as the opportunity for students to try out different styles, as their style may change over the duration of their studies. The optimal environment for anatomy learning is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Health and Life SciencesDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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