Volume : V, Issue : IV, April - 2015

Use of crossword puzzle as a teaching aid to facilitate active learning in dental materials

Dr. Runki Saran, Dr. Saurabh Kumar

Abstract :

 Objectives: To use crossword puzzle as a teaching tool in dental materials and evaluate students’ perception about the same. 

Methodology: A suitable topic was selected from dental materials syllabus and a crossword puzzle based on that topic 
was created using a free internet resource. The2nd year dental students were given the crossword puzzlesfor solving.
Group interactions for solving the crosswords were encouraged. Student perceptions of the crossword puzzle were anayzed using a pre–validated questionnaire.
Results: Majority of studentsfelt that crossword puzzlefacilitated better learning and understanding of the topic and they 
strongly favored incorporation of the same in the dental materials curriculum.
Conclusion:Use of crossword puzzle as a teaching tool in dental materials, can relieve the tedium of lecture and traditional teaching methods, providing a more relaxed and friendly classroom atmosphere. This will facilitate active learning and 
make the learning experience of the students more productive

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr.Runki Saran, Dr. Saurabh Kumar Use of crossword puzzle as a teaching aid to facilitate active learning in dental materials Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 4 April 2015


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