I am undergoing a Masters degree in Bio medical education
I am carrying out a study on the? Perception of students on the learning environment in dental schools in south west Nigeria ?. I will be using the DREEM (Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure) as questionnaire .
Students? perceptions of Learning, Students? perceptions of teachers
Students? Academic Self Perception , Students? perceptions of the Atmosphere and Students? social self-perceptions.
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION OF STUDY
? What is the definition of learning environment ? (The learning environment has been defined as everything that is happening in the classroom or department or faculty or university?academic , social, physical, psychological ??). Any other?
? What is the importance the importance of learning environment?
? Reference on brief history of Students’ perceptions of their educational environment studied at all levels of the education system, from primary through post-secondary education.
? References on growing recognition of the importance of educational climate/environment(How there has been an increasing interest and concern regarding the role of learning environment in undergraduate medical education in the recent years)
? Describe current knowledge on previous related research
? How does perception of students on various factors concerning the environment within which they study affect them?
? Studies that have revealed the educational environment has a significant impact on students behavior , academic progress and sense of well-being
?Dentistry is stressful as students treat patients as undergraduates
? ???? (I AM NOT TOO SURE) Course evaluations are used to identify strengths and weaknesses of courses but may fail to address other important issues related to dental school education because they do not ask the student to reflect on the overall curricular experience and entire learning environment with the school.
? ????(I AM NOT TOO SURE ) Thus, negative perceptions that could have unforeseen consequences on student performance during school and their overall satisfaction with the profession may go undetected in spite of an elaborate system to individually evaluate each course in the curriculum. ANY OTHERS ????
RATIONALE FOR THE STUDY
? Anecdotal reports have revealed that students Dentistry in some Nigerian dental schools have not been performing as well as they used to do academically
? Dental schools are undoubtedly stress-ridden environments and it is important to research on what the learning environment is like.
? It is importance to conduct research on the students perceptions (i.e. the students voice should be heard) because?????
Research on the perceptions of the learning environment among dental student in Nigeria appears scarce.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
? To study the perception of students on the learning environment in the three dental schools in South West Nigeria
? To assess students perceptions of their learning in the three dental schools in South West Nigeria
? To evaluate students perceptions of their teachers in the three dental schools in South West Nigeria
? To asses students perceptions of their social and academic and atmosphere
? To evaluate the academic self perceptions of students in the three dental schools in South West Nigeria.
? To evaluate the social self perceptions of students in the three dental schools in South West Nigeria.
(ALL I HAVE WRITTEN IS JUST A GUIDE).
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