Dr. Soban Tanveer, Dr. Zain-Ul-Abedin, Dr. Jawad Tareen
Till now mostly students’ perspectives have been obtained regarding teaching methodologies in medical schools but in our study, we attempted to conduct a comparative study to find out perceptions and preferences of both teachers and students. Material and Methods: Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Study Setting and duration: We conducted our study in Nishtar Institute of Dentistry for the duration of 3 months i.e. April to June 2018. Inclusion criteria: Only students of Dentistry were randomly selected. Similarly, only those members of faculty were given questionnaires who teaches B.D.S classes. Data Collection and analysis: Out of 175 respondents 100 were students and 75 were teachers. Collected data was analyzed using SPSS version 21.0 and various statistical formulas were applied. Results: The stats regarding satisfaction level of current teaching system in NID showed that among students 33% agree and 5% strongly agree with it whereas among teachers 53.7% agree and 2.7% strongly agree with it. Conclusions: Teachers and students are not fully satisfied with the current teaching methodologies in NID. Both preferred animation-based lectures, practical session, problem-based learning, and power point lectures. Difference of opinions is found among students and teachers regarding lecture time duration, accessibility of teachers, small group teaching and use of white board in lectures. Key words: teachers, students, perspective, teaching methodologies.