Active Methodologies in the Training of Future Health Professionals: Academic Goals and Autonomous Learning Strategies
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AuthorRoque Herrera, Yosbanys; Zagalaz Sánchez, María Luisa; Valdivia Moral, Pedro Angel; Marín Marín, José Antonio; Alonso García, Santiago
Active methodologiesInnovation actions in educationAchievements goalsTrainingStrategy
Roque Herrera, Y., Zalagaz Sánchez, M. L., Valdivia-Moral, P., Marín-Marín, J. A., & Alonso García, S. (2020). Active Methodologies in the Training of Future Health Professionals: Academic Goals and Autonomous Learning Strategies. Sustainability, 12(4), 1485.
The learning of future health professionals is fundamental to the training of competent professionals. In this work, it was proposed to determine the correlation between academic goals and learning strategies in students enrolled from the first to the sixth semester in seven specialties of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the National University of Chimborazo. A correlational design was used in which the questionnaires for evaluation of academic achievement and strategies for autonomous learning strategies were applied. The resulting data were analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and non-parametric inferential statistical methods. The results suggested that the types of academic goals and autonomous learning strategies had a homogeneous pattern in most of the seven specialties studied. According to the Likert scale, category 3, which sometimes corresponds to the range of quantitative categories, was the predominant one. Finally, the correlation between autonomous work strategies and the types of academic achievement of the students in the sample was mostly weak or non-existent and direct.