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A Decent Way to Identify Students’ Intellectual Position: Perry’s Scheme

Volume 2 - Issue 4

Yavuz Selim Kiyak and Işil İrem Budakoğlu*

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    • Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: I İrem Budakoğlu, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Gazi Üniversitesi Hastanesi E Blok 9. Kat 06500 Beşevler, Ankara, Turkey

Received: February 19, 2018;   Published: February 26, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.02.000799

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This mini review aims to sum up Perry’s Scheme and touch briefly on how it helps us to be better guide for medical students. Perry’s Scheme enables us to detect in which stage the student is in intellectual development. Development occurs in four steps: In first step, which is duality, student believes that there is absolute “right and wrong” which is known by authorities. In second step, which is multiplicity, the student can comprehend that a problem can have more than one answer and the true one is determined by student’s inner voice. In third step, which is relativism, there is no right or wrong answer; every opinion could be better in accordance with the circumstances. The last step is commitment within relativism in which student produces a perspective and makes his/her decision and estimates results of this decision with taking full responsibility.

Keywords: Perry’s Scheme; Medical Education; Intellectual Development

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