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An innovative approach of compensatory learning mechanism (CLM) based on principles of self-directed learning amongst dental students

Authors:

R. Saxsena ,

Department of Prosthodontcs, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, STES Campus, Vadgaon, Pune, IN
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S. Patil,

Department of Prosthodontcs, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, STES Campus, Vadgaon, Pune, IN
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S. Ladkat,

Department of Prosthodontcs, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, STES Campus, Vadgaon, Pune, IN
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M.M. Kazi,

Department of Prosthodontcs, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, STES Campus, Vadgaon, Pune, IN
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A. Bhosale,

Department of Prosthodontcs, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, STES Campus, Vadgaon, Pune, IN
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D. Panchwadkar,

Department of Prosthodontcs, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, STES Campus, Vadgaon, Pune, IN
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S. Diwnay

Department of Prosthodontcs, Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, STES Campus, Vadgaon, Pune, IN
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Abstract

Introduction: The missed learning experience of students due to absenteeism is a problem in medical education since it hampers a favourable teaching-learning outcome, resulting in less than optimum skills of the students. In order to overcome this problem, the authors have presented a novel mechanism of compensatory learning mechanism based on principles of adult learning.

Methods: The list of students absent for a particular session (theory/practical) was prepared, and allotted assignments were displayed on notice board after each session in standard format. After completion of one year, a feedback form was circulated to all participants wherein they were asked to record the experience about the compensatory learning mechanism (CLM) in a 15 item questionnaire with Likert type of responses from 1 to 5. Assessment of the student’s attendance & performance was done for all participants.

Results: BDS III & BDS IV students scored significantly higher in year 2014 as compared to 2013 (p<0.001 for both groups) which was highly significant. BDS I & BDS II students scored higher in year 2014 as compared to 2013 but results were not statistically significant (p>0.05).

Conclusion: Students in professional institutions are self-directed adults who are motivated by internal drives. CLM provides an opportunity for these students to complete & augment their learning.

How to Cite: Saxsena, R., Patil, S., Ladkat, S., Kazi, M.M., Bhosale, A., Panchwadkar, D. and Diwnay, S., 2016. An innovative approach of compensatory learning mechanism (CLM) based on principles of self-directed learning amongst dental students. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 10(2), pp.32–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v10i2.25
Published on 01 Dec 2016.
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