Effective factors in optimizing learning from the viewpoints of the nonclinical medical students of Bandar Abbas medical faculty

AUTHORS

Rafat Javadi 1 , * , Mohammadreza Behrangi 2 , Shahram Zare 3 , Hamideh Reshadatjou 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Master of Education Management, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Professor Department of Education Management, Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor Department of Education Management, Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 14 (3); e88574
Published Online: September 19, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 04, 2010
Accepted: September 19, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction: Learning is relatively a permanent change in potential behavior that happens
as the result of exercise. University is the principle seat of learning, and undoubtedly this
mission is possible by learning. Therefore, attention to facilitate the learning is necessary.
This study aims to determine the main factors that effect on student’s learning.
Methods: In this descriptive study, the research individuals include all 170 medical students.
Data collecting was done by using a researcher-made questionnaire whose content validity and
its reliability was approved. The data were analyzed using descriptive methods as well as
inferential methods such as t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: The results show that based on the view points of the students, teaching skill with
mean 30.97, scientific aspects with mean 11.92 and behavior aspects with mean 9.58 are the
first priorities of the students. In teaching skill aspect, a reasonable proportion between content
of the materials, continuity and consistency of materials, a reasonable correlation between new
and previous lessons and suitable examples; in scientific aspects, good scientific background of
the lecturer, directing learning based on lecturer's command on the concepts; and in
behavioral aspect, respect for students, supporting them in asking questions were the main
factors which affect the students learning.
Conclusion: It seems that with respect to students learning needs in success in a
teaching–learning process, the lecturers teaching programming should be based on
students learning needs.

Keywords

Learning – Students – Teaching - Science

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