versión impresa ISSN 1575-1813
MALDONADO-ROJAS, M.. Assessment of a public health competences based topic. Educ. méd. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.4, pp.219-228. ISSN 1575-1813.
Introduction. The changes suffered by the superior education invite teachers to design participative teaching strategies to carry out learning. As a way to evaluate changes for a new curriculum model, a curricular plan based on competencies was evaluated by the teachers. The objective of the evaluation was to know if teachers were really working with this approach and how students valued these different strategies. Materials and methods. According to the objective, a survey was designed. The items considered the specific syllabus for the evaluated module. Answer analysis was done by descriptive statistics and open answers were categorized identifying phrase segments chosen with a representative text criterion. Results. In general, results showed the high module evaluation done by the students. In relation to the students preferences for the performed methodologies, the best evaluated were: cooperative work and workshops. 46.3 (2006) and 42.6 % (2007) considered them a very helpful methodology. Different ways of evaluating have no relevant differences. Conclusions. WebCt was highly marked by students what shows the importance of the interaction and TICS usage, marking them as main actors in the process and in the classroom. Methodology, skills acquired and students preferences are very important variables to consider when choosing how to develop the program units.
Palabras clave : Evaluation teaching; Methodologic strategies; Process education-learning.