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Table 2 Perception of teachers

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

QUESTIONS Total respondents (n=570) P-value
Disagree/Strongly disagree Agree/Strongly agree Neither agree nor disagree (Agree v/s Disagree)
1. Teacher motivation can improve ‘student- attendance’ for lectures 116 (20.4) 299 (52.5) 155 (27.1) 0.001
2. Better pedagogical methods can improve ‘classroom teaching’ 31 (5.4) 502 (88.1) 37 (6.5) 0.001
3. Teachers need to change the present pedagogical methods and make them more effective to match the present time. 59 (10.4) 477 (83.7) 34 (5.9) 0.001
4. Classroom teaching is the better pedagogical method than online/distance learning 105 (18.4) 415 (72.8) 50 (8.8) 0.001
5. Teachers’ support in learning can motivate students. 129 (22.6) 325 (57.0) 116 (20.4) 0.001
6. Assessments & feedbacks make students attend the classes. 138 (24.2) 410 (71.9) 22 (3.9) 0.001
7. Teachers’ should get incentives for their academic achievements in the form of free trainings, free academic trips abroad, money etc. 74 (12.9) 437 (76.7) 59 (10.4) 0.001
8. The present education policies are satisfactory. 345 (60.5) 102 (17.9) 123 (21.6) 0.001
9. There should be a Centre for Professional Development (CPD) for academicians in every institution. 181 (31.8) 328 (57.5) 61 (10.7) 0.001
  1. (Values are n (% of respondents). Significantly higher proportion of responses has been shown in bold text).