The assessment of a good teacher

Student's paradigm

A. Rajeev, C. V. Raghuveer

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Objective: To comprehend the students' behavioural attitudes and attributes in referring to a teacher as 'bad or good' so as to establish a better communication between the teachers and the taught and promote more effective teaching and learning in medical school. Materials and methodology: Q-methodology questionnaire was distributed randomly on open-call to 94 final year medical students, who had been exposed to about 160 teachers of various departments of a medical college, to recognize Q-factors. Observations were analysed on adequacy score to derive normalized factor and frequency distribution. Results: Three Q-factors have been constructed on distinct items. Teachers' recognition stands on different traits and trends. In fact, universal acceptance is still elusive. Factor-1 Teacher is practical and up-to-date, neither too strict nor witty and shows no evidence of favour. Factor-2 Teacher is a disciplinarian and is intolerant to misbehaviour and relies on examination performance to label students good/bad. Factor-3 Teacher is dynamic and enthusiastic but not very knowledgeable and do not mind misbehaviour of students in the classroom and do not impose workload. Conclusion: Q-methodology teachers' assessment appears to be a viable tool to mend and uplift the teaching standards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalKathmandu University Medical Journal
Volume5
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2007
Externally publishedYes

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Teaching
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Medical Schools
Medical Students
Communication
Learning
Recognition (Psychology)
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Rajeev, A., & Raghuveer, C. V. (2007). The assessment of a good teacher: Student's paradigm. Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 5(18), 264-267.
Rajeev, A. ; Raghuveer, C. V. / The assessment of a good teacher : Student's paradigm. In: Kathmandu University Medical Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 5, No. 18. pp. 264-267.
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In: Kathmandu University Medical Journal, Vol. 5, No. 18, 01.12.2007, p. 264-267.

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