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Study of innovative teaching methods to enhance teaching and learning in Forensic Medicine

Journal: International Archives of Integrated Medicine (IAIM) (Vol.2, No. 8)

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Page : 78-80

Keywords : Forensic Medicine; Teaching; Learning; Innovative methods; Think-Pair-Share; Jigsaw; Team project.;

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Background: Didactic lecture is the current method of choice but it is not effective way of teaching. Interactive lecture with various innovative teaching methods is the best proven way for teaching and learning. Material and methods: Cross sectional study was conducted in Department of Forensic Medicine for period of 1 year by voluntary participation of 100 students of 2nd MBBS. Three topics of Forensic Medicine were taught by jigsaw, think-pair-share and team project to three equal number groups of students and they were subjected to pre and post intervention questionnaire. Results: There was significance increase in mean post test score for all the innovative teaching methods for all topics. There was no significance difference in mean post test scores of all three innovative teaching methods which indicated that all three innovative teaching methods were effective and good to practice. Conclusion: Instead of didactic lecture, interactive lecture with innovative methods like think-pair-share, team project, and jigsaw is very helpful and essential for effective teaching and learning.

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