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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Effectiveness of educational card games as a supplementary educational tool in academic performance

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Author Details : Rajashekar R K, Anjana Bellad

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 4-7

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Background: Traditional lecture delivery neither helps the students in improving critical thinking nor in retaining the learned material for longer period. Educational card games helps the students to understand the basic concepts of physiology in an interactive format and improve their academic performance. 


1.      To know the students’ perception of the Educational card game.

2.      To study the effectiveness of Educational Card game in academic performance improvement of Nerve muscle Physiology topic for 1st MBBS students.

Methods and Material: The students played the card game like ‘Rummy’. Perception of Student’s regarding card game was obtained using likert scale. The students’ knowledge before & after the game was assessed using class tests by Short essay questions.
Results: The results showed that there was improvement in their performance in exams after the card games.
Statistical Analysis: Student ‘t’ test was used.
Conclusions: The study showed that the Educational card game is an effective supplementary educational tool for improving the students’ ability to analyze & retain the knowledge for longer periods.

Key words:
Supplementary tool; card game; Rummy

How to cite : Rajashekar R K, Bellad A, Effectiveness of educational card games as a supplementary educational tool in academic performance. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2016;3(1):4-7

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