Evaluation of Two Different Teaching Concepts in Dentistry Using Computer Technology

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Authors

  • S Reich
  • JF Simon
  • D Ruedinger
  • M Wichmann
  • R Frankenberger

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

The common teaching goal of two different phantom head courses was to enable the students to provide an all-ceramic restoration by the means of computer technology. The aim of this study was to compare these two courses with regard to the different educational methods using identical computer software. Undergraduate dental students from a single year were randomly assigned to two different courses. One course was a conventional teacher-centred course [TRAD]. The other course contained problem-based learning (PBL) oriented structured modules [HYBRID]. The students completed an evaluation based on a 25 item seven-point Likert scale. Two independent evaluators assessed the practical work. Differences between TRAD and HYBRID were tested for significance using the Mann-Whitney U-test (at p

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-329
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Health Sciences Education
Volume12
Issue number3
Early online date18 Jul 2006
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2007