A national study on the attitudes of Irish dental faculty members to faculty development.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124606
Title:
A national study on the attitudes of Irish dental faculty members to faculty development.
Authors:
O'Sullivan, E M
Affiliation:
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Cork University Dental School & Hospital, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. eleanor.osullivan@ucc.ie
Citation:
A national study on the attitudes of Irish dental faculty members to faculty development. 2010, 14 (1):43-9 Eur J Dent Educ
Journal:
European journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124606
DOI:
10.1111/j.1600-0579.2009.00590.x
PubMed ID:
20070798
Abstract:
International studies suggest that dental faculty are resistant to the concept and practice of faculty development. This paper analyses the demographic and educational profile of Irish Dental Faculty, exploring their attitudes to educational initiatives.; Irish dental faculty were invited to participate in a national study on perceived educational needs. A custom-designed questionnaire was distributed using a 'mixed-method' approach, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative components. Overall response rate was 64.6%.; Analysis of the demographic profile of Irish dental faculty reveals a male dominated regime (64%). Whilst faculty possess many professional qualifications and extensive clinical experience, most have little or no training in how to teach. Many had attended teacher training programmes; however, 92% merely attended infrequent, informal sessions. Less than a third (30%) of the part-time staff had attended teacher training (P <or= 0.05), few faculty members had any formal teacher training. Whilst the study revealed a low level of engagement with existing teaching support services, there appeared to be considerable support for the concept of faculty development as 75% were willing to attend teacher training courses. This refutes previous suggestions that dental educators are resistant to educational concepts. Attitudes to faculty development varied significantly with age, gender and time since last qualification. This report presents a detailed analysis of learning needs, and a review of the perceived barriers/inducements to participation.; This study indicates that targeted educational interventions, with content and delivery tailored to the specific needs of recipients, are most likely to succeed.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Administrative Personnel; Adult; Age Factors; Attitude of Health Personnel; Career Mobility; Cohort Studies; Dental Research; Education, Dental, Continuing; Employment; Faculty, Dental; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Motivation; Needs Assessment; Publishing; Sex Factors; Staff Development; Teaching; Time Factors; Workload
ISSN:
1600-0579

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, E Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-15T14:20:49Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-15T14:20:49Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-
dc.identifier.citationA national study on the attitudes of Irish dental faculty members to faculty development. 2010, 14 (1):43-9 Eur J Dent Educen
dc.identifier.issn1600-0579-
dc.identifier.pmid20070798-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1600-0579.2009.00590.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124606-
dc.description.abstractInternational studies suggest that dental faculty are resistant to the concept and practice of faculty development. This paper analyses the demographic and educational profile of Irish Dental Faculty, exploring their attitudes to educational initiatives.-
dc.description.abstractIrish dental faculty were invited to participate in a national study on perceived educational needs. A custom-designed questionnaire was distributed using a 'mixed-method' approach, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative components. Overall response rate was 64.6%.-
dc.description.abstractAnalysis of the demographic profile of Irish dental faculty reveals a male dominated regime (64%). Whilst faculty possess many professional qualifications and extensive clinical experience, most have little or no training in how to teach. Many had attended teacher training programmes; however, 92% merely attended infrequent, informal sessions. Less than a third (30%) of the part-time staff had attended teacher training (P <or= 0.05), few faculty members had any formal teacher training. Whilst the study revealed a low level of engagement with existing teaching support services, there appeared to be considerable support for the concept of faculty development as 75% were willing to attend teacher training courses. This refutes previous suggestions that dental educators are resistant to educational concepts. Attitudes to faculty development varied significantly with age, gender and time since last qualification. This report presents a detailed analysis of learning needs, and a review of the perceived barriers/inducements to participation.-
dc.description.abstractThis study indicates that targeted educational interventions, with content and delivery tailored to the specific needs of recipients, are most likely to succeed.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdministrative Personnel-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshCareer Mobility-
dc.subject.meshCohort Studies-
dc.subject.meshDental Research-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Dental, Continuing-
dc.subject.meshEmployment-
dc.subject.meshFaculty, Dental-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshMotivation-
dc.subject.meshNeeds Assessment-
dc.subject.meshPublishing-
dc.subject.meshSex Factors-
dc.subject.meshStaff Development-
dc.subject.meshTeaching-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshWorkload-
dc.titleA national study on the attitudes of Irish dental faculty members to faculty development.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Cork University Dental School & Hospital, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. eleanor.osullivan@ucc.ieen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europeen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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