Orthodontic undergraduate education: Developments in a modern curriculum

Stephen M. Chadwick, David R. Bearn, Alan C. Jack, Kevin D. O'Brien

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This paper explores some modern concepts of teaching and learning, including cognitive theory, the zone of proximal development, constructivism, andragogy and learning styles and describes how they have informed the development of an undergraduate orthodontic curriculum. The changes described include student-centred learning, guided self-learning, and the incorporation of problem-based learning concepts. The details of the problem-based learning programme are described together with results of student feedback on the change in teaching and learning style.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-63
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Dental Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2002


  • Dental education
  • Problem-based learning
  • Undergraduate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Dentistry


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