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Research Paper | Education Management | India | Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016
A Study to Assess Effectiveness of Teaching Methods on Retention of Knowledge among Nursing Students in Colleges of Pune City
Vaishali Agre | Dr. Kochu Thresiamma Thomas 
Abstract: Teaching methods has long since are used as an effective way to present information. Numerous teaching methods are used by teachers from traditional times to this Modern era. Therefore, exploring the efficacy of a variety of teaching methods for leadership educators is important due to the potential to determine best practices for classroom delivery. Purpose To study the effectiveness of teaching Methods on retention of knowledge among nursing students. Objectives To assess the effect of teaching methods on retention of knowledge among nursing students. Material and methods This was a quantitative pre-experimental three group pre-test and post-test research design. The sample size was 300, divided into 100 for each method adopted for students of second Year B. Sc Nursing students for the subject of Medical Surgical Nursing. Probability cluster sampling technique was used for the selection of sample. Each group was having 100 samples and received Lecture Method in form of planned Lesson plan, Computer Aided Learning in the form of Power Point Presentation and Problem Based Learning in the form of situation formulated on Topic of Hypertension. Study was conducted in Bharati Vidyapeeth, Tilak mahavidyalaya, Sadhu vaswani, , D. Y. Patil, , Sinhgad and Themi grant Colleges of Nursing. Data collection was done by using demographic data of the samples, questionnaire was used to assess knowledge retention and Likert scale was used to assess students preferences, similarly open ended questionnaire was used to assess students opinion of teaching method that they consider valuable and least valuable and reasons for the same. Results Computer Aided Learning has remarkably good knowledge retention and Lecture method has good effect on knowledge retention but Problem based learning has poor effect on knowledge retention but students valued and preferred Lecture method as the best method and consider Problem Based learning as least preferred and valuable method according to their opinion. Lecture method being most traditional method yet been most preferred method as compared to Computer aided Learning method and Problem based Learning method by the students. Conclusion Computer aided learning is remarkably good effect on knowledge retention but students prefer Lecture method as best and consider it valuable.
Keywords: Teaching Methods, Lecture Method, Computer Aided Learning, Problem Based Learning, knowledge retention
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016,
Pages: 713 - 718