Original Research Article
Year: 2015 | Month: December | Volume: 2 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 727-731
A Questionnaire Based Evaluation of the Teaching- Learning Methods amongst the MBBS Students of Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
Karabi Baruah1, Biju Choudhury (Dutta)2
1Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology, 2Vice-Principal and Professor of Physiology,
Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati-32, Assam, India.
Corresponding Author: Karabi Baruah
Background: There has been evaluation of the medical curriculum by the experts from time to time. However, students’ views and opinion regarding the teaching-learning methodology in an institute helps to modify or reform the existing methods thus ensuring improvement of medical education in future.
Objectives: To find out from the students’ perspective the preferred methods of teaching and learning, teaching aids and also the qualities of the teacher influencing the students.
Materials and Methods: A detailed structured questionnaire was given to 100 students of 1st year in our institute. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis of data. Frequency was expressed as percentage.
Results: A total of 100 students (57% males and 43% females) participated in the study. The most preferred teaching aid was Chalk & Board (59%) followed by Power Point Presentation (22%). The students preferred Practical method of teaching-learning (34%) over Didactic lectures (26%) and Tutorials (22%). Among the evaluation methods for preparation for University examinations, theory assessment examinations were considered to be most useful (79%). The most influencing qualities of a teacher were the ability to teach (47%) and good knowledge of the subject (26%).
Conclusion: The results of our study indicate that the students favour student-teacher interaction by chalk & board teaching with emphasis on practical way of learning. They prefer teachers who are knowledgeable with an ability to teach. Thus, the use of teaching-learning methods approved by the students in an institute will undoubtedly make the entire teaching-learning process interesting, enjoyable as well as effective.
Key words: Evaluation, teaching-learning methods, medical students.