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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Effectiveness of educational card games as a supplementary educational tool in academic performance


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Author Details: Rajashekar R K, Anjana Bellad

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 4

Article End Page : 7


Abstract

Background: Traditional lecture delivery neither helps the students in improving critical thinking nor in retaining the learned material for longer period. Educational card games helps the students to understand the basic concepts of physiology in an interactive format and improve their academic performance. 

Objectives:

1.      To know the students’ perception of the Educational card game.

2.      To study the effectiveness of Educational Card game in academic performance improvement of Nerve muscle Physiology topic for 1st MBBS students.

Methods and Material: The students played the card game like ‘Rummy’. Perception of Student’s regarding card game was obtained using likert scale. The students’ knowledge before & after the game was assessed using class tests by Short essay questions.
Results: The results showed that there was improvement in their performance in exams after the card games.
Statistical Analysis: Student ‘t’ test was used.
Conclusions: The study showed that the Educational card game is an effective supplementary educational tool for improving the students’ ability to analyze & retain the knowledge for longer periods.

Key words:
Supplementary tool; card game; Rummy