Learning strategies of dental undergraduates of orthodontics and prosthodontics.

  • Muhammad Azeem Dental Section-Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan.
  • Momina Akram de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Rubbab Asghar Dental Section-Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan.
  • Arfan ul Haq de’Montmorency College of dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Nadeem Tarique Dental Section-Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan.
  • Saadia Ata Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College, Lahore
Keywords: Learning, Learning style, Learning strategy, Orthodontic, Reflection

Abstract

It is very important for faculty members to know how students learn so that they can modify teaching methods accordingly. To measure the learning preferences of dental undergraduates at Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan. Study Design: A Cross-sectional study. Setting: Orthodontic Department, Dental Section- Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad. Period: Session 2017-18. Materials and Methods: Present study was conceived on the final year dental undergraduates (n=40) of Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan to determine the learning preferences. Questionnaire was administered using Felder and Soloman’s Index of Learning Styles. The descriptive statistics were applied and survey data were converted in to scores. Results: The results showed that most of the undergraduate dental students were verbal learners (50%). On the sequential/global scale, 55% were balanced and 40% were sequential learners. On the active/reflective scale, 45% were balanced, and 30% were active. On the sensing/intuitive scale, 50% were balanced, and 38% were sensing. Conclusion: The undergraduate dental students were found to be mostly verbal learners.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Azeem, Dental Section-Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan.

BDS, FCPS

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics,

 

Momina Akram, de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.

BDS, FCPS

Assistant Professor Prosthodontics,

 

Rubbab Asghar, Dental Section-Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan.

BDS

House Officer

 

Arfan ul Haq, de’Montmorency College of dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.

BDS, FCPS, MDS, MCPS

Professor of Orthodontics

 

Nadeem Tarique, Dental Section-Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan.

BDS, MCPS

Associate Professor

Department of Operative Dentistry

 

Saadia Ata, Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College, Lahore

BDS, FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Orthodontics

 

Published
2019-08-10