Effectiveness and Perceptions of Small Group Teaching among Second Year MBBS Students.
Keywords:Tutorials, Small group teaching, Perceptions, Didactic lecture and Medical education.
Background: Small Group Teaching (SGT) has grown in popularity in medical education as it offers a dynamic setting for learning and it is also learnercentered. Materials and Methods: Hundred final year MBBS students with informed consent were divided randomly into two groups. Group A was delivered a didactic lecture on the topic of Infant deaths, Group B was administered casebased learning and then subjected to small group interactive discussions. Pretest and post-test were conducted using MCQ’s. Perception of students based on Likert scale taken. The data analyzed in SPSS software. Results: Students who were given small group learning experience fared better than the didactic lecture group in the post-test. Small group tutorial teaching was agreed upon by the majority of the students to be more effective. Conclusion: Small group teaching was more effective as compared to didactic lectures and the perception of students was in favor of it.
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