COMPARISON OF SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION VS LECTURE METHOD IN TEACHING ORGANON OF MEDICINE TO UNDER GRADUATE HOMOEOPATHIC STUDENTS
Keywords:Small group discussion, Lecture method and Homoeopathy
To study and analyze different teaching methodologies like didactic lecture and small group discussion among second BHMS students at MNR HMC. Teaching has got a very important role not only at school level but also in higher education as it can help in generating effective professionals.
Materials and Methods: Students were divided into 2 batches of 11 students each. Each batch was exposed for the different teaching methods for same topic. MCQ test of 10 marks was given before and after the session to assess students understanding of the topic. Keeping this in mind the present study was planned to compare the two teaching methodologies.
Results: After the small group discussion, the learners scored 70 % in the evaluation test whereas it was 61 % before the session. And after Lecture method, the learners scored 58 % in the evaluation test whereas it was 31 % before session. Conclusion: The study concluded that small group discussion ensured understanding as reflected in the test scores, as compared to Lecture method (i.e., teacher centered teaching).
Keyword: Small group discussion, Lecture method and Homoeopathy.