Effectiveness of a microteaching workshop designed to improve the teaching performance of post graduate medical students
Keywords:Professional teachers, Teaching competency, Teacher training, Teaching skills
Background: Microteaching helps in professional development in prospective professional teachers. The objectives of the present study were to know whether such a microteaching training / workshop programme conducted at our setting helped the participants to improve their teaching skills and to know what are changes that can be implemented to make such workshop more effective and useful.
Methods: 54 postgraduate students participated in the workshop. It was a three-day workshop programme conducted by medical education unit. At the end of the 3rd day, feedback form was given to participants to know their perception on the effectiveness of the workshop.
Results: Hundred percent of the participants felt the workshop was useful. They also felt that feedback given during the session was most useful to improve their teaching skills.Conclusions:Present study shows that postgraduates perceived the workshop to be beneficial to improve their teaching skills and to build their self-confidence. Conducting such workshops at regular interval will definitely benefit them to improve their teaching process.
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