Type of Article : Original Research
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Page No. 1479-1483
Date of Publication: 11-06-2016
A COMPARITIVE STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF PBL (PROBLEM BASED LEARNING) AND ABL (ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING) IN PERCEIVING ANATOMY AMONG PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS
Gowrishankar Potturi *1, K. B. Ranjeet singhchaudary 2, Anjali Agarwal 2, Neha Rastogi 2.
*1 Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, Paramedical Vigyan Mahavidhyalaya, UPRIMSNR, Saifai, Etawah, U.P, India.
2 Faculty, Department of Physiotherapy, Paramedical Vigyan Mahavidhyalaya, UPRIMSNR, Saifai, Etawah, U.P, India.
Corresponding author: Dr. Gowrishankar Potturi, PhD. PT, MIAP, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Paramedical Vigyan Mahavidhyalaya, Saifai, Etawah, Uttarpradesh--2016130, India.
Introduction: Problem based learning and Activity based learning are the resultants of change in the teaching-learning strategy in modern education. Many higher learning institutes all over the world have implemented PBL and ABL in their teaching sessions. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of PBL and ABL in perceiving Anatomy among the Physiotherapy students.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on the first year B.PT students(bachelor of Physiotherapy) of the Paramedical Vigyan Mahavidhyalaya, saifai,Etawah, Uttarpradesh.The study was conducted for a period of 4 weeks. A total of 40 students were selected after taking consent for their participation in the study by simple randomization and was randomly assigned into two groups experimental Group A with 20 students (n=20) and Group B (control group (n=20) in each group by lottery method after satisfying the inclusion criteria. The outcomes of the study were analyzed by a feedback questionnaire consisting of 10 items with a three point linkert scale and an objective assessment for score of 10 by MCQ questionnaire based on higher domains of bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives
Results: The outcomes of the study were analyzed by a feedback questionnaire consisting of 10 items with a three point linkert scale and an objective assessment for score of 10 by MCQ questionnaire based on bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives. All values were tabulated and statistically analyzed by means of independent‘t’ test .The mean of Likert scale scores of Group A is 26.2(S.D =2.24) and Group B is the 23.05 (SD=1.77) with t value 4.792, p value is 0.00013 hence p <0.05. The mean of Objective assessment in Group A is 6.35 (SD=1.01) and Group B is 5.2 (SD=1.66) with t value is 2.572, p value is o.oo7, hence p < 0.05
Thus from the above statistical data of Likert scale and Objective assessment, Group A is significantly different than Group B with p<0.05, i.e 95% of significance.
Conclusion: Problem Based learning is found efficient over Activity based learning in Perceiving Anatomy by the Physiotherapy students.
Key Words: PBL, ABL, Likert Scale, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Anatomy, Physiotherapy.
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Gowrishankar Potturi, K. B. Ranjeet singhchaudary, Anjali Agarwal, Neha Rastogi. A COMPARITIVE STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF PBL (PROBLEM BASED LEARNING) AND ABL (ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING) IN PERCEIVING ANATOMY AMONG PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS. Int J Physiother Res 2016;4(3):1479-1483. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.105