Department of Public Health Dentistry, Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Received date: March 14, 2014; Accepted date: June 30, 2014; Published date: July 07, 2014
Citation: Batra M (2014) Need of Enrichment of Teaching Skill: A View-Point. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 2:127. doi:10.4172/2376-032X.1000127
Copyright: © 2014 Batra M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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In India, you have a post graduate degree of dentistry; you can become a senior lecturer in any of the college without any hustle. Did anybody sitting in the prime positions in the governing body had ever thought that is just acquiring a post graduate degree is sufficient to be a teacher in dental college. At any stage of educational process, teacher is the main central thrust. The importance of teacher in the education arena is well documented but the quality of teaching is the issue which is being neglected in the Indian dental education.
Just by giving limited number of pedagogue sessions during the post-graduation tenure, our governing body feels that these early post graduates can educate the undergraduate lot in our dental schools. But, it should be understood that teaching skill is something which in itself a total different ball game. The current post graduates acquire mostly the professional skills pertaining to their field but the educating ability is not as polished as it should be.
There should be a teaching module which would help in sharpening the education skills among post graduates of all the specialities. Activities more focussed on the brightening up the teaching ability among the students. It will also impart a positive attitude among the dental postgraduates towards the teaching profession. This will immensely improve the quality of the teaching standards in the nation.