Using DREEM to get closer to a dream: assessing the educational environment in a Pakistani university

Authors

  • Shafaq Sultana, Mrs Indus University of Health Sciences
  • Madiha Ata Indus university of health sciences
  • Muhammad Imran, Mr Sindh Integrated Health and Population Program

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53708/hpej.v7i1.2915

Keywords:

Learning, Teachers, Academic, Environment, Social self perception

Abstract

Objective: Assessing the educational environment is fundamental for the continued process of improvement in an educational institute. The aim of this study was to evaluate the educational environment as perceived by undergraduate students at Indus University of Health Sciences and to identify areas of remediation in the educational environment.

Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted at Indus University of Health Sciences, from March to September 2023. The data was collected through a pre-validated DREEM questionnaire and a total of ___ student responses were included. The data was analyzed by SPSS version 26, and results were reported as the mean for quantitative variables and as percentages and frequencies for categorical variables. One- way ANOVA was applied for establishing associations.

Results: The overall DREEM score of the students was 138. The students of Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery had a higher mean score (139.34) than the other two colleges. The individual domain showed that two items each from the Student Perception of Learning (SPL) and Student Perception of Teaching (SPT) had low scores of less than 2 (1.52,1.6 and 1.38, 1.98).

Conclusion: The findings of the study revealed a more positive than negative perception of Educational Environment (EE) by the students at Indus University of Health Sciences. However, the students perceived their experiences to be teacher-centered and lacking extra-curricular activities. By focusing on these areas by faculty training and curriculum revision, the institute can further improve its Educational Environment.

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Published

2024-06-30

How to Cite

Sultana, S., Ata, M., & Imran, M. (2024). Using DREEM to get closer to a dream: assessing the educational environment in a Pakistani university. Health Professions Educator Journal, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.53708/hpej.v7i1.2915