Participatory tutorial as teaching technique for medical students

Mohan P Joshi, Pranita P Dharmadhikari, Meenal Kulkarni


Introduction: Participatory tutorial is a technique in which student-led seminars are held. In such small group teaching method understanding and critical thinking of the subject is more than didactic lectures.

Objective: To introduce innovative teaching technique & assess satisfaction of students.

Results: Total 150 students participated in the seminar. Out of students participated, 91% were satisfied with this teaching technique. 89% students agreed that it assisted their learning and 88% students agreed that it stimulated their thinking process.

Conclusion: Participatory tutorial is one of the form of interactive teaching method. Implementation of such method would be beneficial for students and would help them to understand the subject more interestingly.


Keywords: Participatory tutorial, Innovative teaching technique, Student led seminars, Interactive learning.

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