Practical demonstration first for kinaesthetic learning: A newer approach for anatomy learning

Pradeep Bokariya, Sunita Vagha, Ruchi Kothari, Jyoti Jain, M R Shende, Sanket Hiware


Introduction: Gone are the days of adhering only to traditional style of learning-teaching methods. Now innovations are needed keeping in mind the developing generation of students.
Objective: To study the effectiveness of Practical Demonstration first for kinaesthetic learning: A newer approach for Anatomy Learning
Study Methods: It was a cross sectional, observational study conducted in Anatomy Department of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram. Total 5 sessions were conducted with 15 students of MBBS I year. Each time a newer topic was introduced and students selected for that very
session were shown Clinical Cases and Prosected organs first and then subjected to traditional teaching.
Results: The post tests score of two groups were compared. The average score of experimental group was high compare to control group (but not statistically significant). The feed back provided by students has
suggested it to be good innovation for better and quick learning of the subject.
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study it can be concluded that it is possible to improve the knowledge of Anatomy by newer approach of teaching topics pertaining to the subject.

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