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Pages: 9830-9835
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0857

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE USE OF CLICKERS IN PEDIATRIC PRACTICUM CLINICAL SESSIONS IN DENTISTRY GRADE AT VALENCIA UNIVERSITY

Introduction:
Students' involvement and participation are of a great importance in clinical subjects with a low theoretical content, and focused on the application of theoretical knowledge acquired in previous subjects, such as Practicum I in Pediatric Patients. Clickers are a very useful educational tool to promote this participation.

General and specific objectives:
The general aim in this innovation educational project is to provide tools to boost the teaching of the subject Practicum I in Pediatric Patients. This will be reached improving the teaching of pediatric and adolescent dentistry, as students will develop their therapeutic activity in pediatric and adolescent patients attending the dental practice.

At the same time, we propose four specific objectives:
1- The use of clickers in clinical sessions of the subjects, to increase motivation and thus promote students' participation in the improvement of the clinical cases teaching-learning process.
2- Assess clickers usefulness in the achievement of good results in students' grades.
3- Value students' opinion about clickers, trough an anonymous questionnaire with closed questions in the virtual classroom.
4- Value teachers' opinion about clickers, through an anonymous questionnaire with closed questions.

Methods:
First of all, clickers will be used in different sessions through the academic course. Results will be compared to determine if there is an improvement in students' grades.

In a second part of the activity, an anonymous questionnaire with closed questions will be carried out between students, through the virtual classroom. This anonymous questionnaire will have a section for students' suggestions, to improve the use of clickers in coming academic years. We think that questionnaires must be anonymous, as the aim is that students could express their opinions and suggestions freely.
The third and last part of the activity will be the performance of an anonymous questionnaire with closed questions to teachers, to evaluate their satisfaction. As in students' questionnaires, teachers' questionnaires will have a section for suggestions to improve the use of clickers in the coming academic years.

Results:
Results for this innovation educational project and for the use of clickers in clinical sessions showed:
➢ A greater interest of students in clinical sessions.
➢ An improvement in grades in sessions with clickers.
➢ A positive opinion from students about the use of clickers.
➢ A positive opinion from teachers about the use of clickers.

Conclusions:
The use of clickers increased motivation and promoted participation of students in the improvement of the teaching-learning process. At the same time, it improved their grades as they learned from their own mistakes.
keywords: clickers.
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author = {Paredes Gallardo, V. and Garc{\'{i}}a Sanz, V. and Zamora Martinez, N. and Tarazona Alvarez, B. and Bellot Arcis, C. and Peir{\'{o}} Guijarro, M.A.},
title = {THE USE OF CLICKERS IN PEDIATRIC PRACTICUM CLINICAL SESSIONS IN DENTISTRY GRADE AT VALENCIA UNIVERSITY},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.0857},
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V. Paredes Gallardo, V. García Sanz, N. Zamora Martinez, B. Tarazona Alvarez, C. Bellot Arcis, M.A. Peiró Guijarro (2017) THE USE OF CLICKERS IN PEDIATRIC PRACTICUM CLINICAL SESSIONS IN DENTISTRY GRADE AT VALENCIA UNIVERSITY, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 9830-9835.
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