Evaluation of Educational Environment of the School of Dentistry from the Perspective of Dental Students, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (2016)

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Masoomeh Eivazi 1 , Fatemeh Rezaei 2 , * , Hoora Shadravan 3

1 Dept. of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Eivazi M , Rezaei F , Shadravan H . Evaluation of Educational Environment of the School of Dentistry from the Perspective of Dental Students, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (2016), Educ Res Med Sci. 2018 ; 6(2):e79659.

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Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 6 (2); e79659
Published Online: January 27, 2018
Article Type: In Brief
Received: March 01, 2017
Accepted: December 19, 2017
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Abstract

Educational environment plays an important role in the students' learning process. This descriptive study was conducted to evaluate the educational environment of Kermanshah School of Dentistry from the viewpoint of the last three-year dental students. All the last three-year students (115) were included in this descriptive study. Dental Student Learning Education Survey was used. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS.16 software. The mean score of educational environment assessment was 3.54±0.5 out of 4. The mean scores for interest in the major, flexibility of curriculum, student-student interaction, emotional atmosphere, attention to students' concerns, compatibility of educational activities with educational objectives, organization of curriculum and development of learning and extracurricular activities were 3.55±0.47, 2.81±0.65, 3.01±0.57, 3.07±0.57, 2.68±0.62, 2.85±0.59, 3.22±0.55 and 3.34±0.5, respectively. The studied educational environment was evaluated to be at average level. The domains with shortages from the viewpoint of students are suggested to be promoted in order to increase students' efficiency.

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