:: Volume 12, Issue 8 (11-2012) ::
Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2012, 12(8): 589-597 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of Faculties’ Knowledge and Application of Teaching Methods in Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Mansour Razavi, Ghani Mohammadi , Soheila Dabiran
, gh_mohammadi_45@yahoo.com
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Introduction: In order to familiarize faculty members of medical sciences with teaching methods and techniques, a number of teaching method workshops are being held at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in which about 40 teaching methods are taught to faculty members. This study investigates the faculty memebres’ knowledge and application of these methods that were instructed to them from year 2003 to 2011 in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on faculty members of Tehran University of Medical Sciences who participated in teaching methods workshops. Using stratified sampling method, 205 of these faculty members were selected. Data gathering tool was a valid and reliable questionnaire made by researcher which evaluated knowledge level of members about those 40 trained methods. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (mean and analysis of variance). Results: The furthermost rate of knowledge and application of methods by members were belonged to lecture method (mean and SD= 8.55±1.15) and the lowermost of them matched to telepraxis method (mean and SD= 0.75±1.07). 155 faculties (75.6%) were satisfied with workshops. Moreover, speech was the most widely used technique (more than 90%). Programmed lecture was the most appropriate method from the viewpoints of participants. At last, 155 of participants (75.6%) were satisfied with workshops. Conclusion: Despite the efforts of universuty in training new methods over past 10 years, faculty members showed more interest to use traditional methods.
Keywords: Teaching methods and techniques, medical sciences, knowledge, application, affecting factors.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teaching Methods
Received: 2012/04/22 | Accepted: 2012/07/2 | Published: 2012/11/15

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