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Perception of Students Regarding Small Group Teaching in Microbiology at Undergraduate Level


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1 Associate Professor, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, MMDU, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana), India
2 Assistant Professor, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, MMDU, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana), India
3 Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, MMDU, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana), India
     

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Background: Active learning strategies for understanding the subject like microbiology is need of the hour. Small group teaching is considered to nurture active learning by the students. It is a student centered method and promotes active learning. So by keeping in mind the usefulness of the active learning, the present study was planned to assess the perception of students after introducing small group teaching (SGT) in Microbiology. Materials and Method: The study was conducted on 150 MBBS second year professional students in the department of microbiology of Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Mullana. Small group teaching method were conducted for all selected topics. At the end of the sessions of SGT, perceptions of students were taken on feedback questionnaire and analysed on 3 point Likert scale. Result: Total 150 MBBS second Professional Students taken part in Study. Out of 150 students, 142 (94%) students took part in the study. Above 90% stated that it is easy and fun filled method, concepts are clearer and stronger, interaction increased with teachers, retention of the subject increased. Above 80% stated that willingness to study increased, doubts cleared easily, attention in the class increased, increased application of knowledge, sharing of ideas. Above 70% stated that clinical correlation, learn team work, self-directed learning. Conclusion: By Small group teaching, students will be apply their knowledge and will be able to provide effective diagnostic services in the community. Small group teaching can be easily adopted in curriculum by proper management of time and by cooperation of faculty and students.

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Small group teaching, active learning, student centred teaching method.
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Authors

Ritu Garg
Associate Professor, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, MMDU, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana), India
Rosy Bala
Assistant Professor, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, MMDU, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana), India
Varsha A. Singh
Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, MMDU, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana), India

Abstract


Background: Active learning strategies for understanding the subject like microbiology is need of the hour. Small group teaching is considered to nurture active learning by the students. It is a student centered method and promotes active learning. So by keeping in mind the usefulness of the active learning, the present study was planned to assess the perception of students after introducing small group teaching (SGT) in Microbiology. Materials and Method: The study was conducted on 150 MBBS second year professional students in the department of microbiology of Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Mullana. Small group teaching method were conducted for all selected topics. At the end of the sessions of SGT, perceptions of students were taken on feedback questionnaire and analysed on 3 point Likert scale. Result: Total 150 MBBS second Professional Students taken part in Study. Out of 150 students, 142 (94%) students took part in the study. Above 90% stated that it is easy and fun filled method, concepts are clearer and stronger, interaction increased with teachers, retention of the subject increased. Above 80% stated that willingness to study increased, doubts cleared easily, attention in the class increased, increased application of knowledge, sharing of ideas. Above 70% stated that clinical correlation, learn team work, self-directed learning. Conclusion: By Small group teaching, students will be apply their knowledge and will be able to provide effective diagnostic services in the community. Small group teaching can be easily adopted in curriculum by proper management of time and by cooperation of faculty and students.

Keywords


Small group teaching, active learning, student centred teaching method.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194925