Review Article
Volume 20 Issue 5 - 2021
Newer Dental Teaching Methods: Paradigm Shift from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Learning. Review
Nagy Abdulsamee1*, Ahmed Elkhadem2 and Passant Nagi3
1Consultant Prosthodontics, Professor and Head of Dental Biomaterials, Faculty of Dentistry, Deraya University, Egypt
2Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Egypt
3Lecturer of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Nagy Abdulsamee, Consultant Prosthodontics, Professor and Head of Dental Biomaterials, Faculty of Dentistry, Deraya University, Egypt.
Received: February 15, 2021; Published: May 06, 2021


Information and communication technologies are being rapidly incorporated into our culture and their effect on the lives of people is becoming more and more evident. Their presence has entered the education sector, where a transition to a modern way of understanding teaching and in the ways in which it is taught has been made by their inclusion. The use of assessment or adjunct instruments as part of teaching has become more common in medical and dental schools in recent years. In the dental curriculum, educators have tried distinct teaching approaches. The new curriculum has moved from teacher-centered approaches to more methods for student learners.

Various teaching techniques used in educational institutions are workshops, discussions, computer-assisted learning, audiovisual sources, video-based learning, presentation and role-playing. But for all of these new teaching methods, there is still no straightforward summary and no reference to the evidence for the most effective teaching form. Modern learning methods that are increasingly spreading around the world are not well-known in dentistry. Therefore, the purpose of this review was to focus on these modern teaching methodologies in order to attract the attention of dental staff to be more informed of these methods, particularly in the field of education. This helps dental institutions shift their model from one that focuses on teacher-led training to one that focuses on student-centered learning.

Keywords: Tutorial Lecture; Flipped Classroom; Rain Classroom; Evidence Based Dentistry; Problem Based Learning; Role Play; Computer Assisted Learning; Simulation Training


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