Knowledge and Attitude of Faculty Members of Kerman University of Medical Science about Lesson Planning


avatar Zahra Fattahi 1 , * , avatar Z Jalili 2 , avatar S Mohamadalizadeh 3 , avatar A Adhami 4

1 Member of Educational Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences

2 Associate professor, Social medicine department, Kerman University of Medical Sciences

3 Instructor, Nursing faculty, Kerman University of Medical Sciences

4 Instructor, Medical faculty, Kerman University of Medical Sciences

How to Cite: Fattahi Z, Jalili Z, Mohamadalizadeh S, Adhami A. Knowledge and Attitude of Faculty Members of Kerman University of Medical Science about Lesson Planning. J Med Edu. 2009;13(3):e105406. doi: 10.22037/jme.v13i3.4515.


Journal of Medical Education: 13 (3); e105406
Published Online: May 25, 2013
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: May 25, 2013
Accepted: May 25, 2013


Background and purpose: In education, planning is necessary and inevitable. This study was conducted to identify knowledge and attitude of faculty members of Kerman University of medical science about lesson planning.Methods: In this cross- sectional study the sample was all of the faculty members of Kerman medical university (320 persons). Data collected by a researcher-made questionnaire which its validity and reliability were already confirmed.Results: The result showed that faculty members got 53% total score of attitude; 31.96% got more than 75% of attitude score. They got a mean of 47% of knowledge score. Only 18.56% of faculty members gotmore than 75% of knowledge total score. The highest score of knowledge belonged to “educational goals domain”(75%) that obtained by 59.45% of participants, while the lowest score belonged to “teaching method”, so that 5.15% of respondents got more than 75% of total score of knowledge in this domain.There was a significant difference between the lecturers’ attitude based on the faculty where they taught (p=0.002), so that the medical faculty members got highest score of attitude. There was a significant statistically difference on level of knowledge score based on academic rank (p=0.023), so that the mentors knowledge score was more than other respondents.Conclusion: The findings showed the academic members’ knowledge was not in satisfactory level and they had not positive attitude about providing lesson plan. It is because the majority of academic members have not participated in any formal education course or workshop or the former workshops on lesson planning in order to increasing of level knowledge and change of faculty members’ attitude was not successful. Therefore it is an essential for educational management to have a serious review toimplement these programs.


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