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Table 1 College wise rating of students’ perception

From: Student apathy for classroom learning and need of repositioning in present andragogy in Indian dental schools

Questions SMBTDC (n=50) PRDC (n=50) SDKSDC (n=50) VDC (n=50) All (n=200) P-value
Do you enjoy present ‘classroom teaching/learning? 21(42.0%) 19 (38.0%) 22 (44.0%) 24(48.0%) 86 (43.0%) 0.048
Will you prefer classroom learning over distance learning? 34 (68.0%) 35 (70.0%) 35 (70.0%) 33 (66.0%) 137 (68.5%) 0.001
Are the lectures too lengthy and ineffective to understand? 35 (70.0%) 33 (66.0%) 37 (74.0%) 32 (64.0%) 137 (68.5%) 0.001
Is that the main reason to remain absent for classes? 34 (68.0%) 40 (80.0%) 35 (70.0%) 37 (74.0%) 146 (73.0%) 0.001
Do you attend the classes just for assessments and feedbacks? 12 (24.0%) 10 (20.0%) 10 (20.0%) 6 (12.0%) 38 (19.0%) 0.001
Do you think teacher motivation can improve ‘student- attendance’ for lectures? 49 (98.0%) 47 (94.0%) 46 (92.0%) 45 (90.0%) 187 (93.5%) 0.001
Do you think pedagogical methods need to be changed to benefit the students? 39 (78.0%) 44 (88.0%) 49 (98.0%) 44 (88.0%) 176 (88.0%) 0.001
Do you think better pedagogical methods can improve ‘classroom learning.’ 45 (90.0%) 45 (90.0%) 47 (94.0%) 44 (88.0%) 181 (90.5%) 0.001
  1. (Values are n (% of respondents) who mean ‘Yes’ for the respective question).
  2. SMBTDC- Sau Mathurabai BhausahebThorat Dental College.
  3. PRDC- Pravara Rural Dental College.
  4. SDKSDC- Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College.
  5. VDC- Vyas Dental College.