Is behaviourism really dead? a scoping review to document the presence of behaviourism in current medical education

Authors

  • Ambreen Ansar Department of Community Medicine, Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Aisha Rafi Department of Anatomy, Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer E Millat University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Robina Mushtaq Rizvi Department of Community Medicine, Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Admin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.830

Abstract

Behaviourism is the underpinning learning theory of many teaching and assessment tools utilized to enhance the effectiveness of learning. Feedback, reinforcements, motivation, learning outcomes and objectives are few among many which are implied by the medical teachers while teaching both basic and clinical sciences to the students. The claim of Behaviourism being redundant or dead is not based on realities. Behaviourist approach is and will remain the most powerful theory to be implied in educational processes for gaining successful outcomes.

Keywords: Behaviourism, Implications, Medical Education, dead, learning.

Published

2020-11-21

Issue

Section

Narrative Review