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Pages: 5267-5274
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1277

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

(INTER) ACTIVE METHODOLOGICAL STRATEGIES IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AS FROM THE STUDENT EVALUATIONS

M. Rosa da Costa, A. Aparecida Paz, M.E. Bresolin Pinto, A. Dahmer, A. Corrêa de Souza

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (BRAZIL)
Introduction:
Distance Education is a teaching modality that is increasingly present in the permanent training of health professionals. Among the challenges that have to be overcome are the use of methodologies that lead to active and meaningful learning. The paper discusses the use of strategies and the importance of (inter) active methodologies in the development of the pedagogical process in Distance Education through evaluations carried out by the students of a Specialization Course in Family Health, which uses a unique and differentiated methodology for Distance Education. The methodological (inter) active teaching/learning strategies have the following characteristics: the use of real or simulated experiences, leading to the development of the skills to solve essential professional practice tasks in different contexts and to offer learning in a meaningful way, prioritizing the relationship of theory with the professional-student's practice. The methodological strategies are: the use of three fictional cities, contextualizing the problems in the health area, reproducing situations as close to reality as possible, challenging students to solve the situations-problems; study of complex cases, with discussions of clinical cases, establishing a direct relationship with professional activities, aimed at the communication, interaction, theory-practice relationship, with guided studies and discussion forums; presentation of exhibition materials on themes with slides, texts, videos and audio; creation of a portfolio to record the acquired knowledge and the establishment of relationships with the professional's reality.

Methodology:
The course is evaluated by the students through a questionnaire with objective questions (using the Lickert scale) and different spaces and moments for qualitative evaluations (through testimonials). We present the data of an exploratory study, which analyzed the results obtained about the methodology used from the following criteria: propitiative strategies for meaningful learning, activities that promote active learning, interactivity and communication in the proposed activities, types of strategies and variety of strategies used. It is also highlighted as a criterion of the evaluation of the methodology of the Course the follow-up and interaction with the tutor in carrying out the activities.

Results:
The course has already been evaluated by more than 800 students. Its effectiveness and contribution to the training of health professionals was verified based on the data obtained, which indicated that more than 80% of students were satisfied with the methodology adopted, the strategies and the interaction with the tutor. The statements show that the types of activities used allow reflection on the practice and lead to changes in attitudes in professional activity.

Conclusion:
From the evaluation of the students, we conclude that:
(1) it is possible to approximate the contents of the students' reality through methodological strategies that contextualize the themes;
(2) that the conduction of the pedagogical process, through the use of strategies aimed at active learning, is effective in Distance Education, and it is possible to create the necessary skills for professional performance through this type of teaching, which concretely translates the meaning of the student being a subject of their own learning.
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title = {(INTER) ACTIVE METHODOLOGICAL STRATEGIES IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AS FROM THE STUDENT EVALUATIONS},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
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AU - M. Rosa da Costa AU - A. Aparecida Paz AU - M.E. Bresolin Pinto AU - A. Dahmer AU - A. Corrêa de Souza
TI - (INTER) ACTIVE METHODOLOGICAL STRATEGIES IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AS FROM THE STUDENT EVALUATIONS
SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1277
PY - 2018
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CI - Palma, Spain
JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
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SP - 5267
EP - 5274
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M. Rosa da Costa, A. Aparecida Paz, M.E. Bresolin Pinto, A. Dahmer, A. Corrêa de Souza (2018) (INTER) ACTIVE METHODOLOGICAL STRATEGIES IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AS FROM THE STUDENT EVALUATIONS, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 5267-5274.
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