Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40--44

Assessment of performance of dental students of different learning styles using different teaching aids


Anita Rama Kahar1, Jayashree Joshi1, Jaishree Chahande1, Vrinda Kolte2, Usha Radke1 
1 Department of Prosthodontics, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anita Rama Kahar
Hansapuri Jyotinagar Khadan, Near Durga Devi Temple, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India

Background: In this innovative era of teaching and learning, today's teaching methodology has shifted from chalk and board to modern teaching. Due to the introduction of dental education technology, teachers training programs, conferences on teaching, the teaching has been modified a lot. The teachers deliver a multimodal type of lecture which suits to each student's learning style. The teachers deliver best to each and every student by taking the help of new innovative ideas and technology. Hence, this study was conducted to find the performance of students when they were taught in current teaching way and when they were taught according to their learning style. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the performance of students when they were taught by current teaching and in their own learning styles. Methodology: An experimental study was conducted among first-year BDS students of VSPM DCRC, Nagpur, Maharashtra. VARK questionnaire was used to assess the learning style. The students were divided into control and learning style groups, and a pretest was conducted. The control group was taught by current teaching practice and the learning style group was taught as per their learning styles, and the posttest was conducted. Pre- and posttest results were compared. Results: Posttest results of both the groups were found to be statistically nonsignificant ( P = 0.9344). Conclusion: By getting the results, we can make the conclusion that current teaching and teaching in learning style of students are beneficial to all students of different learning styles.


How to cite this article:
Kahar AR, Joshi J, Chahande J, Kolte V, Radke U. Assessment of performance of dental students of different learning styles using different teaching aids.Indian J Multidiscip Dent 2019;9:40-44


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Kahar AR, Joshi J, Chahande J, Kolte V, Radke U. Assessment of performance of dental students of different learning styles using different teaching aids. Indian J Multidiscip Dent [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 4 ];9:40-44
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