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Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Implementation of Interactive Teaching Learning Methods in large Group in Endocrine Pharmacology

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Author Details: Anshu Gupta, Karun Bhatti, Rani Walia, Pallak Agnihotri, Sandeep Kaushal

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2393-9087

Print ISSN : 2393-9079

Article First Page : 197

Article End Page : 202


Background: Didactic lecture promotes passive learning among students. To influence the listeners the teacher should inform, engage and entertain by using certain interactivities in the class. Interactive teaching learning activities promote active learning among students. Different strategies can be used in a lecture to involve and motivate the participants for effective teaching and learning.
Aim and Objectives: The study was conducted to implement interactive teaching learning methods in large group teaching and to analyze the perceptions of students regarding the same.
Methodology: One hundred and fifty students of 2nd Prof MBBS were enrolled after obtaining IEC approval and informed consent. After dividing them into two batches of 75 each, a total of 8 interactive sessions on 4 different topics of endocrine pharmacology were conducted. The students were exposed to the case based scenario, think pair and share, quiz and role play strategies of interactive teaching learning. A feedback proforma containing 12 items regarding the perceptions of students was recorded. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis.
Findings: A total of 137 (91%) students took the feedback regarding their perceptions of interactivities. Out of which 53 were males and 84 females. 75.2 % of the students strongly agreed it to be enjoyable. It helped the students to gain more knowledge, stimulated thinking (78%) regarding the topic. They were enthusiastic, motivated to take part in discussions.
Out of the entire interactivities quiz was the most preferred (36%) method of interaction.

The interactive teaching was found to be useful and feasible as adjunct to didactic lectures. Different activities of interaction during lecture are recommended for active participation, more attention, and motivation of students.

Key words:
Interactive teaching, Case based Scenario, Quiz, Role Play