A comparison of teaching methods for teaching dental technology to undergraduate dental students: a pilot study

Cameron, D.A., McKerlie, R.A. and Matthew, R. (2006) A comparison of teaching methods for teaching dental technology to undergraduate dental students: a pilot study. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teacing and Learning in Higher Education (Pestlhe), 1(2), pp. 73-79.

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Abstract

This article reviews a pilot study comparing two teaching strategies in an existing course where one of the strategies was the usual method of delivery in a professional vocational course. The authors present a case study, explaining their hypothesis that a small group intensive teaching method (microteaching) concentrating on cognitive learning can be a viable alternative to the usual experiential method that concentrated on developing psychomotor skills. The microteaching method was an attempt to address the issue of a reduction in time for technology in the dental curriculum while delivering a course that would provide a thorough knowledge and understanding. The difference between the teaching methods is used to show how students respond to an element of self-study within their learning stratagem. The authors argue a case for students taking greater responsibility for their learning through self–assessment and reflection.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKerlie, Mr Robert and Cameron, Dr Donald and Matthew, Prof Robert
Authors: Cameron, D.A., McKerlie, R.A., and Matthew, R.
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Journal Name:Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teacing and Learning in Higher Education (Pestlhe)
Journal Abbr.:PESTLHE
ISSN:1750-8428

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