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Alizadeh M, Gharibi F, Asghari Jafarabadi M, Esmaeilnasab N, Bostani Z, Zarghami F. Attitudes of medical instructors and students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences towards Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) system. jmed 2012; 7 (1) :48-57
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  Introduction: Recently, there has been a shift of emphasis from teaching to creating an interactive and student-oriented atmosphere in education.

 One of the method in creating student oriented atmosphere is Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), in which students play the role of teachers , assistant, and enhance other students’ learning. Regarding numerous benefits of this system, the present study aimed to survey the attitudes of teachers and students at Medical School of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences on Peer Assisted Learning.

  Methods: Following a literature review, the researchers designed a questionnaire about benefits of peer assisted learning, and the stages of its content validity. Pilot study and reliability were followed. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS 16.

  Results: The obtained results showed that an absolute maximum of the participants agreed with the potential benefits of performing the proposed system. Data analysis showed that students have significantly more agreement with PAL compare to the teacher-oriented method. 

  Conclusion: Regarding the obtained results, we concluded that teachers and students agreed with the benefits and application of PAL. Implementation of this active learning system would lead in productive and capable work force.


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2012/06/13 | Published: 2012/06/15

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