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Learning Approaches and Learning Difficulties: A Comparison of Indian and Nepali Dental Science Students

Mayya, Shreemathi S and Rao, Krishna and Ramnarayan, K (2002) Learning Approaches and Learning Difficulties: A Comparison of Indian and Nepali Dental Science Students. Journal of Dental Education, 66 (11). pp. 1297-1302.

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Abstract

Thand difficulties of Nepali and Indian undergraduate is study explored the difference in learning approaches students of dental science. A locally developed inventory was used to measure learning approach and learning difficulties. Data collected from 166 Indians and 69 Nepalis were compared.The scores on various scales of the inventory indicate that Nepalis are more fearful and less confident regarding examination and course completion and have significantly less positive perception about academic capability. Indian students scored significantly higher on motivation, interest, and deep processing. The language problem was significantly greater for Nepali students. Higher percentages of Nepalis experienced various academic and nonacademic problems. The study highlights the need to consider difference in learning approach among the students of health science courses that admit students from different academic, nonacademic, and cultural backgrounds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: India,cultural specificity,learning approach,learning difficulty,education,dental science,undergraduate
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 04:07
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 09:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/358

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