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Published online October 19, 2022


Copyright © Korean Association of ANATOMISTS.

Student Team Achievement Division as a tool for peer assisted co-operative learning in neuroanatomy

Rohini Motwani , Ariyanachi Kaliappan , Mrudula Chandrupatla

Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bibinagar, India

Correspondence to:Ariyanachi Kaliappan
Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bibinagar 508126, India
E-mail: ariyan.mahi@gmail.com

Received: June 22, 2022; Revised: July 25, 2022; Accepted: August 6, 2022

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Student Team Achievement Division (STAD) is a co-operative learning approach premised on a group learning activity that emphazises learning as a social exchange of knowledge between students, in which each student is accountable for his or her own learning and is also encouraged to assist others in achieving their goals. It promotes the cognitive, psychomotor, and emotional growth of students involved in the team. By random sequencing, 60 participants were allocated to interventional group (n=30) and control group (n=30). The participants of the interventional group were subjected to STAD strategy and participants of the control group were instructed to do a conventional self learning on the ventricles of brain. The outcomes were statistically analysed. It was found that the performance of the students is far better with STAD approach than conventional self learning. Our study has shown that Students team Achievement Division can be used as an effective tool for Peer assisted Co-operative Learning in Anatomy. Further studies can be done to investigate the contribution of STAD to teaching other disciplines of Anatomy and other basic medical sciences.

Keywords: Student Teams Achievement Division, Peer assisted learning, Co-operative learning

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