Dental students' perceptions on the value of self-assessment skill

Dalia Abdullah, Shalini Kanagasingam, Wan Noorina Wan Ahmad, Jasmina Kamaruzaman @ Qamaruz Zaman, Safura Anita Baharin, Nabishah Mohamad

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Abstract

Self-assessment skill is an important tool for the students to become an effective learner and this skill should be taught to the students. The aim of this study is to investigate the perception of the dental students towards the value of self-assessment skill in their life. A questionnaire was constructed consisting of 14 items. It was validated and pre-tested before being distributed to 3 groups of dental students (Year 2, 3 and 4). The results found that most of the students were aware about the importance of selfassessment for their dental training and had positive attitudes towards practicing self-assessment for skill. More than 80% of the students agreed on the benefits of practicing self-assessment in their clinical training. However, compared to Year 2, the Year 4 students were not so keen to use the self-assessment form unless asked to do so and this difference in response was significant. The results from this study will be used to plan a systematic way of assisting students to develop and practice self-assessment as a pre-requisite to acquire self-directed and lifelong learning skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages122-127
Number of pages6
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Keywords

  • Dental students
  • Endodontic
  • Independent learning
  • Self-assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Abdullah, D., Kanagasingam, S., Wan Ahmad, W. N., Kamaruzaman @ Qamaruz Zaman, J., Baharin, S. A., & Mohamad, N. (2011). Dental students' perceptions on the value of self-assessment skill. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 18, pp. 122-127) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.018

Dental students' perceptions on the value of self-assessment skill. / Abdullah, Dalia; Kanagasingam, Shalini; Wan Ahmad, Wan Noorina; Kamaruzaman @ Qamaruz Zaman, Jasmina; Baharin, Safura Anita; Mohamad, Nabishah.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 122-127.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdullah, D, Kanagasingam, S, Wan Ahmad, WN, Kamaruzaman @ Qamaruz Zaman, J, Baharin, SA & Mohamad, N 2011, Dental students' perceptions on the value of self-assessment skill. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 122-127, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.018
Abdullah D, Kanagasingam S, Wan Ahmad WN, Kamaruzaman @ Qamaruz Zaman J, Baharin SA, Mohamad N. Dental students' perceptions on the value of self-assessment skill. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18. 2011. p. 122-127 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.018
Abdullah, Dalia ; Kanagasingam, Shalini ; Wan Ahmad, Wan Noorina ; Kamaruzaman @ Qamaruz Zaman, Jasmina ; Baharin, Safura Anita ; Mohamad, Nabishah. / Dental students' perceptions on the value of self-assessment skill. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. pp. 122-127
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