Comparing Characteristics of an Effective teaching from Teachers’ and Students’ Point of View, Guilan University of Medical Sciences


Fariba Asgari 1 , * , Hajar Mahjoob Moadab 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Asgari F , Mahjoob Moadab H . Comparing Characteristics of an Effective teaching from Teachers’ and Students’ Point of View, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2010 ; 7(1):e59500.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 7 (1); e59500
Published Online: July 15, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 06, 2017
Accepted: March 09, 2010




Background & Objective: An effective teaching is a collection of teachers’ behaviors leading to
educational goals and better learning. This study was conducted to determine the indices of an
effective teaching from teachers’ and students’ point of view in Guilan University of Medical
Sciences in 2005.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 90 teachers according to consensus and 200
students randomly selected participated. Data was collected using a researcher-made questionnaire,
which its content validity and test-retest reliability were already confirmed. The questionnaires,
including four main domains of scholarship, teaching method, communication ability and
personality, were completed in a self-reporting way.
Results: Our findings suggest that the main domains of an effective teaching, according to
teachers’ point of view, include scholarship, teaching method and communication ability whereas
students’ believed that communication ability, teaching method, personality and scholarship are in
priority. There was a significant relationship between sex and teachers’ point of view about
teaching indices (P=0.043). There was no significant relationship between students’ demographic
information and their point of view.
Conclusion: According to our results and to improve teaching quality, it is recommended to
consider the characteristics of an effective teaching according to students’ point of view and create
objective and valid evolution forms to promote educational quality, the final goal of evaluation.


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