Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Microteaching as a self-learning tool: students’ perceptions in the preparation and exposition of a microlesson in a tissue engineering course

Antonio Campos-Sánchez, María del Carmen Sánchez-Quevedo, Pascual Vicente Crespo-Ferrer, José Manuel García-López, Miguel Alaminos


Microteaching is a didactc tool of recent applicaton to undergraduate and postgraduate students as a way to
promote self-learning. In this work we compared the perceptons of the students who provide instructon in
tssue engineering using microteaching and the perceptons of the same students when they receive such
instructons. Two similar questonnaires with items related to the preparaton and expositon of a microlesson
were used to investgate the percepton of 56 students before and after the microteaching session.
In our results, students signifcantly prefer to use specifc objectves, textbooks and Internet informaton when
they are preparing a microlesson as compared to the situaton when they receive it. On the other hand, the use
of a pre-programmed index during the expositon and the reducton of the use of slides are signifcantly more
preferred by the students after receiving the microlesson. No statstcal diferences were found for the rest of
the optons analyzed.
These results show that the self-assessment generated in the microteaching session, which is linked to the
feedback related to the self-learning process, makes microteaching a technique not only useful for self-learning
but also an important tool to promote self-regulaton across the curriculum.

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