Characteristics of the Capable Teacher from the Viewpoint of the Students at Faculty of Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2013

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Fardin Mehrabian 1 , Zeanab Dadashkhah 2 , Zeanab Karimi 3 , * , Afsaneh Rafizadeh 3 , Katayoun Slemi 3

1 Dept. of Health Education, School of Public Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

2 School of Public Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Andorra

3 School of Public Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

How to Cite: Mehrabian F , Dadashkhah Z , Karimi Z , Rafizadeh A , Slemi K . Characteristics of the Capable Teacher from the Viewpoint of the Students at Faculty of Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2013, Educ Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 3(1):e79664.

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Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 3 (1); e79664
Published Online: December 02, 2014
Article Type: In Brief
Received: March 20, 2014
Accepted: June 10, 2014
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Abstract

Teachers are responsible for teaching the students, and improving the teaching quality plays an essential role in the efficiency of the student and teacher. The present study was a descriptive cross-sectional study with a total research sample of 220 people that investigated the characteristics of the capable teacher from the viewpoint of the students at faculty of health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences using census method. Data collection tool  was a 24-item questionnaire. The validity of the questionnaire was determined through content validity and its reliability was calculated by Cronbach’s alpha (r=0.87). The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software using descriptive statistics. The most important characteristics of capable teachers from the viewpoint of the students included being knowledgable  (90.5%), interest in teaching (78.9%), eloquent presentation (77.3%), accepting criticism (75.5%) and flexibility (71.4%), respectively. It is necessary to take these characteristics into consideration while recruiting  the faculty members and planning for faculty developement programms.

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