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Table 5 Student opinions about Reciprocal Peer Teaching

From: Improving gross anatomy learning using reciprocal peer teaching

Opinion Response (%)
Alternating schedule prevented me from dissecting all the parts I want to
 Strong disagree 9
 Disagree 43
 Neither agree nor disagree 4
 Agree 32
 Strong agree 12
Pre-lab demonstration improved my knowledge as a primary dissector  
 Strong disagree 3
 Disagree 3
 Neither agree nor disagree 3
 Agree 45
 Strong agree 46
Effect of Reciprocal Peer Teaching on my gross anatomy education
 Strongly positive 51
 Mildly positive 37
 Neutral 11
 Mildly negative 1
 Strongly negative 0
The greatest benefit of RPT
 Enhanced learning of anatomy 59
 More efficient use of time 10
 Experiencing of teaching peers 26
 There are no benefits of RPT 1
 Other, please specify (builds confidence) 4
The greatest drawback of RPT
 Not enough time in the lab 25
 Few opportunities to actively dissect 48
 Didn’t receive adequate teaching from peers 7
 There are no drawbacks of RPT 8
 Too many people in one group 12
Other comments related specifically to RPT in the anatomy lab
 1. Every student should have opportunity to play both roles
 2. RPT should be maintained at CUHAS
 3. Dissection groups should be smaller for easy teaching and understanding
Prior experience with Reciprocal Peer Teaching method
 Yes 0
 No 100