CLASSROOM LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF PROSTHETIC AND ORTHOTIC SCIENCES: STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE

Sajjad Hussain

Abstract


Background: In 2009 the ISPO team conducted an analysis of the student performance at Pakistan
Institute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Sciences (PIPOS) and concluded the situation ‘unsatisfactory’. This
study aims to explore the opinions of the current students regarding the nature of the classroom learning
climate at PIPOS. Methods: This survey was carried out in 2010 at PIPOS, Peshawar. The data was
collected on a self adapted questionnaire based on a literature review. It was distributed among the 48
students. The data was considered non-parametric categorical, hence contingency table statistics is
applied in descriptive format. The statistics were analysed at 95% CI. Results: The replies reveal that the
variables tested were imperative and it was appalling that the majority went for second score ‘Fair’ while
fewer were in grade ‘Good’. Conclusion: PIPOS stands low in the ISPO 2010 report, with a high
student failure rate due to issues related to curriculum and teaching methodology. There is a lot to
improve relating the students’ level up to the international standards.
Keywords: Interpretive study, assessing student perception, classroom learning environment, ideal class
room environment

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