Student’s Perspectives on Effective Way of Teaching in Dental Technology: Cardiff Metropolitan University
Rahimi Mashhadi, Fiouzeh
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Problem Statement: Dental technology teachers impose a specific type of teaching methodology, which according to first, second and third students are not inclusive of their opinions. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the opinions of having students’ perspectives in teaching dental technology. Methods: this survey-based research study used a sample size of 63 students from first to third year, selected to complete a survey that examined teaching methodologies applied in dental technology course units and their effectiveness, relevance and appropriateness compared to students’ achievement of course goals. The students were taken through a pre-survey exercise to familiarize them to the art of completing a survey, and ethical and moral obligations to uphold. The questionnaires had close and open-ended questions prepared through close examination with the research panel. The responses were gathered manually and keep under strict monitoring to ensure confidentiality. Data analysis depended on descriptive statistics and basic data presentation tools from MS Excel and SPSS. Results: 74% of the students required dental technology teachers to adopt new and modern teaching strategies involving the change of teachers’ attitudes alongside the students’ need for increased competence and improved teacher-student relations. Conclusion: In creating educational curricula, it is vital for dental technology lecturers to incorporate student ideas and opinions to ensure the diversified expertise for future graduates.
BSc (Hons) Dental Technology
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