JKAOH Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health

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Original Article

Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health 2019; 43(1): 33-39

Published online March 30, 2019 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2019.43.1.33

Copyright © Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health.

A case study on evaluation of team-based learning effectiveness in clinical dental hygiene

Yongkeum Choi1, Sunjung Shin2, Sanghee Yoo2

1Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Science & Genome-based BioIT Convergence Institute, Sun Moon University, Asan, 2Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry & Research Institute of Oral Science, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, Korea

Received: January 16, 2019; Revised: March 19, 2019; Accepted: March 19, 2019


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of team-based learning (TBL) method in clinical dental hygiene subjects to improve the competence of learners.
Methods: Clinical dental hygiene and practiceⅡ was implemented and evaluated by utilizing a team-based learning module. Communication skills, self-directed learning ability, and learning attitude were measured over the course of the module.
Results: Communication competence improved from 147.17 points before education to 152.74 points after education (P=0.001). Moreover, self-directed learning competence improved from 135.91 points before education to 143.97 points after education (P<0.001).
Conclusions: Team-based learning (TBL) method was found effective in clinical dental education course for clinical skill-building and improving the dental hygiene process competence of dental hygiene students.

Keywords: Dental education, Oral hygiene, Team-based learning