Ideas and Needs of Selected Bachelor Degree Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Kalyanee Makarabhirom Sumalee Dechongkit Rattinan Tiravanitchakul

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To survey information on the ideas and needs of selected Bachelor degree students in the Communication Science and Disorders program on teaching and professional knowledge by using an internet questionnaire. Collecting, grouping and classification data were analyzed in terms of descriptive, one-way ANOVA and Scheffe’s test statistics.


Fifty nine subjects aged 26.6 years were studying in the third, fourth year and 2 year degree (ongoing). Thirty three and 26 subjects majored in Audiology and Speech pathology, respectively. About 70% of the participants were fairly proficient in English. About 76% of the subjects would like to work for the Thai government after graduation. Results showed the students’ needs at the highest level were the practicum with the testing instruments and the professional knowledge. At the higher level needs were participation in learning evaluation, teaching and learning outside of the class, and support in learning with Thai text books. The students’ expectations were judged to be at a higher level because of their positive attitude toward teaching, learning, and profession standards. Their ideas and needs were statistical significance for different age groups.


These results could be used to determine the direction of quality assurance in education and to be an effective guide line for personnel production according to the strategic plan for manpower of the National Health Workforce.


 

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Makarabhirom, K., Dechongkit, S., & Tiravanitchakul, R. (2017). Ideas and Needs of Selected Bachelor Degree Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 36(3), 178-190. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ramajournal/article/view/103988
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