Factors that Influence the Quality of Dental Lecture Classes - A Student Perspective

Shetty, Karthik (2013) Factors that Influence the Quality of Dental Lecture Classes - A Student Perspective. Dental Poster Journal, 2 (3). p. 1.

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Introduction: Students can contribute to the pedagogy design with their insights to help increase the capacity of the dental schools to deliver effective education. The modes of conveying information through lectures has constantly evolved along with different generations of students. Objective(s): The objective of this study was to explore perceptions of students about dental teaching in their schools to provide primary data for dental researchers and educators to improve dental education. Methods: A questionnaire was formulated and distributed among 75 students of our dental school. After gathering the information statistical analysis was done and results were drawn. Results: 76% of students preferred lectures classes with duration of 30-40 min.58% of students responded that the attention span is maintained for an average time of 30 min during a lecture. 60% of the students who responded believed too much content being delivered in too short a time resulted in compromising the effectiveness of the lecture classes. 47% of the students felt that the voice modulation during lecture delivery had an influence on the effectiveness of the class. 48% of the students agreed that making note taking compulsory helped increase effectiveness of lecture classes. They proposed that attendance should be made compulsory and theory classes be held in the morning sessions when they would be more effective as compared to afternoon sessions. Conclusion: These findings can guide the planning of the teaching curriculum for the administrators to improve dental education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Dental lecture class, Lecture Duration, Voice Modulation.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 05:23
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 05:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138235

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