Research: Teaching and learning styles in quality improvement collaboratives

Submitted by: 03/15/2017 by Maureen Fitzgerald

NIATx 200, a randomized controlled trial involving 200 addiction treatment organizations in five states, examined the effectiveness of different components of the NIATx process improvement model.

The project randomly assigned treatment agencies to one of four study arms: 1) interest circle phone calls, 2) coaching, 3) face-to-face learning sessions, and 4) the combination of all three components.

A follow-up survey of participants who received coaching suggests that assessing learning and teaching styles at the outset of a quality improvement collaborative could influence the project’s outcomes.

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Ford, J. H., Robinson, J. M., & Wise, M. E. (2016). Adaptation of the Grasha Riechman Student Learning Style Survey and Teaching Style Inventory to assess individual teaching and learning styles in a quality improvement collaborative. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 252.

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