publication . Article . 2012

Incorporation of peer learning in first MBBS curriculum to enhance metacognition skills

Manas Kanti Ray; Suranjana Ray;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences (issn: 0974-1143, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Al Ameen Medical College
Abstract
Peer learning can be incorporated in the first MBBS curriculum along with didactic lectures and tutorials. Peer learning is when a student learns from another student who has been trained to explain the topic and discuss it. Peer learning improves domain-specific inquiry skills, supports self-directed learning, and improves metacognition skills. Metacognition is the ability to plan, reason, judge and regulate ways to approach learning a skill or concept. In the midst of curriculum reforms that frequently call for reducing lectures and increasing small-group teaching, there arises a crisis in faculty time for teaching. Peer learning can alleviate the faculty’s bu...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Peer Learning, medical students, metacognition, Therapeutics. Pharmacology, RM1-950, Toxicology. Poisons, RA1190-1270
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