Abstract : Introduction: Educational environment is physical, social and psychological context in which student
learn. This definitely affects student’s academic success, achievements, motivation to learn. 1–6 There is a
need to identify effect, strengths and weakness of current educational environment.
Objectives: To compare perception of educational environment among students and teachers on Dundee
Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire. To find out strengths and weakness of
the educational environment.
Materials and Methods: Cross sectional, Questionnaire based. students 2nd-9th semester. (N=500,
Age–18-25yr) Teaching staffs from all departments(N=100) After institutional ethical committee clearance
and written informed consent DREEM questionnaire given which encompasses five subscales.
Statistical Analysis: For all domains. Parametric tests- mean + SD. t-test used for comparison of student
and teachers on each category. P value of 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Non-parametric test
used Mann-Whitney test.
Results: The educational environment scores were 135.38+15.41 (67.69%) for the teachers and
127.77+12.82 (62.81%) for the students (P
for the subscales were perception of Learning, perception of teachers and perception of Atmosphere and
non-significant were for Academic self-perception and for Social Self-perception.
Conclusions: Teachers and students both perceive the educational environment positively but in subscales
teachers perceived it more positive and acceptable. The strengths were knowledgeable teachers, having
good friends, confident about passing and Weakness identified by students were memorize which may be
due to traditional teacher centred curriculum.
Keywords: Dreem questionnaire, Educational environment, Perception.