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Educación Médica

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VILLALOBOS-ALARCON, E. et al. Learning styles and teaching methodologies in obstetric students. Educ. méd. [online]. 2009, vol.12, n.1, pp.43-46. ISSN 1575-1813.

Introduction. Considering that all students are not equal and learn differently, is necessary to identify their learning styles and methodologies that facilitate the teaching-learning process. This study aims to diagnose learning styles prevalent in Obstetric students and correlation with educational methodologies applied. Subjects and methods. Observational and cross-correlation study, during the period 2006-2007 in 72 Obstetric students, Faculty of Medicine, University of Concepción, Chile. The variables were learning style and teaching methodologies. The instrument used was the questionnaire learning styles Honey-Alonso (CHAEA) and satisfaction survey methodologies that helped the learning. The statistical differences were conducted using chi-square test and the correlation between two variables was obtained with the coefficient of Spearman's rho. Results. The dominant were reflexive and theoretical styles (p < 0,0001). Methodologies for more facilitated learning were the use of models and the expositive class. No correlation was found between statistical learning styles and teaching methodologies used. Conclusion. The identification of learning styles in student health is essential to select the most appropriate teaching methodologies.

Keywords : CHAEA questionnaire; Learning style; Methodology teaching.

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