ID 111968
Author
Omoto, Katsuhiro Tokushima University
Keywords
dental education
prosthodontics
team-based learning
educational methodology
Japan
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The aims of this study were to evaluate the quality of team-based learning (TBL) in prosthodontics education for fourth-year dental students at Tokushima University School of Dentistry and to compare this teaching method with traditional lecture-based delivery. Participants in the study were 36 students (22 males and 14 females) who attended the TBL-style fixed prosthodontics course. Ten 60-minute classes were held. The first three were traditional lecture-style classes and were followed by one class introducing the TBL style. The remaining six classes constituted the TBL-format fixed prosthodontics course. The effectiveness of TBL was evaluated through student questionnaires at the end of each class and the results of the term-end examination. The questionnaire revealed high student approval for TBL-style learning, and active group discussion among students during TBL was a key factor in these ratings. In the results of the term-end examination, there were significantly higher scores on the questions that covered TBL-taught material than those covering traditional lecture-taught topics. The results of this study suggest that TBL-style lecture was more effective than traditional-style lecture for teaching fixed prosthodontics and that TBL was a more efficient mode of delivering dental education than traditional lecture-based teaching.
Journal Title
Journal of Dental Education
ISSN
00220337
19307837
NCID
AA00696512
Publisher
The American Dental Education Association
Volume
79
Issue
4
Start Page
417
End Page
423
Published Date
2015-04-02
Rights
Reprinted by permission of Journal of Dental Education, Volume 79, Issue 4 (April 2015). Copyright 2015 by the American Dental Education Association. http://www.jdentaled.org
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language
eng
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departments
University Hospital
Oral Sciences