Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc. in Nursing, Intstructor of Nursing Dept., Shahid Beheshti School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

2 M.Sc. in Nursing, Intstructor of Nursing Dept., Astara Azad University, Astara, Iran


Background & Objective : An effective teaching is a collection of teachers behaviors leading to educational goals and better learning This study was conducted to determine the indices of an effective teaching from teachers and students point of view in Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2005Methods : In this descriptive crosssectional study 90 teachers according to consensus and 200 students randomly selected participated Data was collected using a researchermade questionnaire which its content validity and testretest reliability were already confirmed The questionnaires including four main domains of scholarship teaching method communication ability and personality were completed in a selfreporting way Results : Our findings suggest that the main domains of an effective teaching according to teachers point of view include scholarship teaching method and communication ability whereas students believed that communication ability teaching method personality and scholarship are in priority There was a significant relationship between sex and teachers point of view about teaching indices (P=0043) There was no significant relationship between students demographic information and their point of view Conclusion : According to our results and to improve teaching quality it is recommended to consider the characteristics of an effective teaching according to students point of view and create objective and valid evolution forms to promote educational quality the final goal of evaluation


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