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Table 2 Positive aspects and problems identified by teaching staff (n = 83)

From: Teaching methods in Hawler College of Medicine in Iraq: A qualitative assessment from teachers' perspectives

Variable   Response
   No. (%)
Positive aspects (n = 49)    
1 Using of different teaching aids in the classroom 28 (57.1)
2 Adoption of small group teaching 23 (46.9)
3 Participation of students in the discussion in the classroom 10 (20.4)
4 Distribution of handout to the students 3 (6.1)
5 Implementing OSCE examination in some subjects 2 (4.0)
6 Implementing mid & final year examinations 2 (4.0)
7 Receiving feedback from students 2 (4.0)
Problems (n = 71)    
1 Large number of students in the lecture hall 32 (45.0)
2 Teacher-centred teaching 32 (45.0)
3 Lack of infrastructure and facilities suitable for proper teaching 19 (26.7)
4 Inadequate practical and clinical sessions 11 (15.4)
5 Most of the students are not interested & not participating in discussions 11 (15.4)
6 Some of teaching staff are not well trained with poor attitude, scientific background and language in addition to inappropriate behavior 8 (11.2)
7 Bad teacher-student relationship 5 (7.0)