Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. in Consultation, Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Literature and Humanities, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

2 M.Sc. in Educational Research, School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


Background & Objective: One goal of education is to prepare students to deal with future issues and to be innovative Therefore the issues related to their learning be focused on and strengthened This study has been done to evaluate the effect of note taking skills training on the students academic self–efficacy Methods: This study was done using test method (Pretest posttest with control group) The statistical society included the undergraduate students of the School of Literature and Humanities of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman Kerman Iran and the School of Public Health of Kerman University of Medical Sciences Iran (20092010) The study sample included 110 undergraduate students 55 in the experimental group (30 cases of literature and 25 cases of Public Health) and 55 in the control group (30 cases of literature and 25 cases of Public Health) The samples were selected by a singlestage cluster sampling method For data collection the MorganJinks Student Efficacy Scale (MJSES) was used The pretest was conducted in the two groups before the training The note taking skills training program was carried out in the experimental group in seven 2 hour sessions once a week The test groups were given the posttest after completing the course Ttest and the covariance analysis were used for data analysis Results: Findings showed that academic selfefficacy significantly increased after notetaking training in tested groups (P < 0005) Moreover the comparison of the two colleges showed that teaching these skills had a significant relationship with academic selfefficacy of students of the School of Health (P < 0005) but no significant relationship was found with the students of the School of Literature and Humanities (P > 0005) Conclusion: Due to the positive impact of notetaking skills training it seems that educational practitioners must invest more in the training of this skill and universitys professors as individuals influencing students should include notetaking skills in their academic courses to facilitate the teaching and learning process of these skills


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