Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 10

Group Discussion in Dental Education has Great Potential-An Overview

Pradeep Dathan1, K Chandrasekharan Nair2*, Bheemalingeswara Rao3, Mohan Kumar T4, Lovely M Annamma5 and Murukan PA6

1Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvavananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3Professor of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
4Professor of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Rau, Indore, India
5Visiting Faculty, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Dentistry Ajman University, Ajman, UAE
6Former Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala

*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: September 12, 2022; Published: September 30, 2022

Abstract

Students are very passive while attending a lecture. Because of the diversity in learning preferences lecture is not liked by all the students. Some students may like active participation in the learning process and group discussion provides an avenue for that. A fruitful academic environment is obtained in small group teaching, which optimises learning, particularly in the professional colleges of health sciences. In group discussions students get an opportunity to work collaboratively and to build a team. Teacher has an important role of the facilitator in the group. This article is aimed at students of dental colleges and teachers who lead group discussions.

Keywords: Small Group Learning; Team Building Skills; Facilitation; Students of Dental Profession; Problem-Based Learning (PBL); Case-Based Learning (CBL); Dental Education; Buzz Group; Fish Bowl

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Citation

Citation: K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. “Group Discussion in Dental Education has Great Potential-An Overview". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.10 (2022): 115-120.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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