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Abstract Title | Select your seat, Increase your grade: Does seating preference affect on learning achievement?

Authors

  1. PAIROJ BOONLUKSIRI

Theme

3BB The lecture and the flipped classroom

INSTITUTION

Hatyai Medical Education Center - Songkhla
CPIRD, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Background
  • Many factors influence on learning achievement such as media, light, sound, room temperature, learning styles (seat location, visual, auditory, kinesthetic/tactile), etc.
  • From observation and previous studies, there is still controversy whether front seating is associated with learning outcomes.
  • Objective : To determine the association between seating location and learning achievement

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Summary of Work
  • Cross sectional study was conducted.
  • Study population:  80 of 4th and 5th year medical students
  • Data collection by questionnaire.
  • Independent variables: seating preference in lecture theater during Y3 (front, middle, back), gender, learning characteristic, grade point average (GPA) Y2 (own competence).
  • Dependent variable: GPA-Y3 as learning achievement
  • Statistical analysis : chi-square test, one-way ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis, multiple regression analysis
Conclusion
  • Learning achievement depends on students' competence, not seating location.
  • However, female and high competent students prefer front seat.
Take-home Messages
  • There are no differences of learning achievement among seat location.
  • Seat preference depends on individual and environmental factors.
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