Model based teaching vs animation teaching in physiology
Author(s): Dr. Anand KSS
Abstract: Neuro-physiology has been one tough subject in terms of teaching and also learning. Students will not be able to understand it in 2 dimensional teaching which was practised from times unknown. The old tested method which included chalk and board was time tested but the orientation was very difficult as it was very difficult to understand 3 Dimensional structures. The tracts although considered simple, are a herculean task to remember. Adding to this, the old curriculum prescribes theory classes. So if the teacher is interested in explaining the topic practically, it is all the more exhausting to find good quality specimen. This study, although at nascent stage is a sincere attempt to find if the Model based teaching or the animation based teaching is superior in terms of students perfomance. Aims and objectives of the study is to understand and study the effectiveness of Model based teaching vs Animation teaching in Physiology.
Results: Better performance was seen in students who underwent Model based teaching.
Conclusion: Animation based can only be used in addition to the model based teaching. It is better for theory oriented approach.