Teaching Model in Medical Sciences Curriculum Development with the Aim of Promoting Social Capital among Students


Forouzan Tonkaboni 1 , * , Fatemeh-Al-sadat Robaty 2

1 PhD in Curriculum Development, Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran, Iran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, School of Literature, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Tonkaboni F , Robaty F . Teaching Model in Medical Sciences Curriculum Development with the Aim of Promoting Social Capital among Students, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2016 ; 13(4):e57745.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 13 (4); e57745
Published Online: November 02, 2016
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 08, 2017
Accepted: March 06, 2016




Background & Objective: With the presentation of topics related to social capital, the attention of scholars has been drawn to the ability of curriculums to develop social capital and its components (trust, participation, and solidarity). The current study aimed to present a teaching model for curriculum development for medical students in order to improve their social capital.

Methods: This qualitative survey was carried out based on grounded theory. Data were gathered through interviews with 18 professors of medical curriculum planning. The subjects were selected through purposive sampling. Open, axial, and selective coding approaches were used to analyze the data.

Results: Teaching method was recognized as the main context of the present paper. Then, barriers to, strategies, and outcomes of the main context of the study were separated and plotted within a research paradigm and the final model of the study was created.

Conclusion: In the planning of the curriculum for medical sciences students, factors effective on social capital promotion must be considered in the development of teaching methods.


Curriculum Social capital Teaching method Medical sciences students Medical sciences professors

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