Promoting active learning in respiratory physiology - positive student perception and improved outcomes.

  title={Promoting active learning in respiratory physiology - positive student perception and improved outcomes.},
  author={Richa Ghay Thaman and Sukhjinder Kaur Dhillon and Sanjeev Saggar and Meenakshi Pal Gupta and H Kaur},
  journal={National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology},
Background & Objective: Active learning strategies are much better recalled, enjoyed and understood. This article reports the design and evaluates on the student’s experience of lectures which included many opportunities for active involvement through various active learning strategies. Materials and Methods: Active learning strategies were incorporated in almost every lecture of Respiratory Physiology for first year medical students. Several techniques like think-pair-share, pause… 
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  • Education
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