Student perceptions' of the educational environment in the midst of curriculum change

  • Diantha Soemantri Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sue Roff Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • Sean McAleer Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee, Scotland
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Abstract

The Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia underwent a major curriculum reform in 2005. There is a necessity to evaluate the new curriculum’s educational environment, as a part of the curriculum evaluation. In June 2007, the DREEM (Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure) was administered to 210 second year students with an innovative curriculum and 259 third year students with the more traditional curriculum, to measure the students’ perceptions of the educational environment. One of the most significant differences between the perceptions of the two groups is that there are less cheating problems in the second year, but the third year is better timetabled. The almost similar profiles indicate that the new curriculum’s educational environment has not improved significantly. It is related with problems in managing and organizing the new curriculum’s detail aspects. The institution needs to re-evaluate the perceptions of the educational environment when the curriculum is more internalised. (Med J Indones 2008; 17: 57-63)

Keywords: educational environment, DREEM, curriculum change, curriculum evaluation

Published
2008-02-01
How to Cite
1.
Soemantri D, Roff S, McAleer S. Student perceptions’ of the educational environment in the midst of curriculum change. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2008Feb.1 [cited 2019Nov.19];17(1):57-3. Available from: http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/303
Section
Medical Education