Teachers perceptions on medical undergraduate students' learning process-cross sectional study on Malaysian students studying in India

Jyothsna Patil, Naveen Kumar, Wong Woei Jiann, Giritharen Sivapathasundaram, Rammiya Vellasamy

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Formal education is accomplished in an organized environment whose explicit purpose is teaching students. In this project, Malaysian students' process of learning was evaluated and analysed through Indian teachers' experiences and perceptions. The factors investigated included the attitude, behaviour, motivation, conducts and interest of the students towards learning and studying. 58 Indian faculties involved in teaching Malaysian students of Medical undergraduates were interrogated with the set of close ended questionnaire designed to understand their viewpoints towards the students' various learning attitudes. The data obtained were analysed statistically by employing paired test method using SPSS package 15.0. Professional conduct of the students, interactions with the educators and their interest in practical, self-directed and problem based learnings were highly appreciated by the faculties. The agreement opinions in this regard were statistically significant when compared to disagreement made by few faculties (p < 0.005). However, students' preparedness attitude and interest in learning beyond the scope of syllabus were quite disappointing as per the opinions of teachers. Irrespective of non-preparedness and not expressing interest in topics beyond the syllabus, overall students' attitude in learning and studying is appreciable and this positive aspect makes the teachers to be more enthusiastic during teaching sessions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2413-2422
Number of pages10
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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