Efficacy of Small Group Teaching and its Comparison with Classroom Teaching in the Subject of Dravyaguna

  • Meena Shamrao Deogade Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research center, Salod (H), Wardha, (M.S.) 442001
  • Priti Desai HOD, Department of Rachana Sharira, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research center, Salod (H), Wardha, (M.S.) 442001
  • Prasad K SR Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod H, Wardha MS - 442001
Keywords: Ayurveda, Dravyaguna, Small group teaching, Class room teaching, Educational research in Ayurveda

Abstract

Background: In Ayurveda, the subject Dravyaguna is with full of nomenclature and multiple aspects of the herb. The student may land in confusion state without proper teaching methods as the recollection of vast material is practically difficult. Educational Researches need to be implemented in Ayurveda and adopted various technologies and methods of Specific Learning should be adopted to overcome these problems.

Materials and Methods: 50 students distributed equally in to two groups observed with a multiple choice questions (MCQs) test and feedback analysis. Graph pad software for paired Student’s T test is used for Data Interpretation and final result assessment.

Results: Statistically small group teaching (SGT) for both topic i.e. Haritaki and Amalaki shows the extremely significant result p=0.0001. 66% students had given feedback as SGT is better teaching method and 68% are agreed for implementation of SGT method regularly as teaching learning method. Conclusion: SGT is better teaching method in comparison with Class room teaching (CRT). SGT encourages the students for attentive participation and to achieve the knowledge

Author Biographies

Meena Shamrao Deogade, Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research center, Salod (H), Wardha, (M.S.) 442001
Professor, Department of Dravyaguna
Priti Desai, HOD, Department of Rachana Sharira, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research center, Salod (H), Wardha, (M.S.) 442001
HOD, Department of Rachana Sharira
Prasad K SR, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod H, Wardha MS - 442001
HOD, Department of Panchakarma,
Published
2017-10-01
Section
Research Articles