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Educación Médica

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SERDA-FERRER, Bernat C.; CUNILL-OLIVAS, Mònica  and  ALSINA, Àngel. Study of self-regulated construction of the portfolio in the nursing degree. Educ. méd. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp.241-248. ISSN 1575-1813.

Introduction: This study presents the results of the implementation process of portfolio in the course of four consecutive years. The plan includes three phases (initiation, development and consolidation). The sample is 480 students studying the first year of nursing at the University of Girona. The objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of the instrument and achieve its construction in a self-regulated process. Subjects and methods: The proposed methodology is based on the sequential triangulation between methods. The study of the same empirical unit it's used two investigation strategies, quantitative and qualitative. Study 1: quantitative, descriptive, longitudinal and prospective. The statistical analysis of paired data for continuous variables that follow a normal distribution is made with t Student-Fisher test. The correlation between two numerical variables is used the Pearson correlation index. Study 2: qualitative, uses the discussion groups and topics. For textual data analysis is used Atlas.ti. Results: The final score for students who prepare the portfolio is higher (7.78) than the score who do not prepare (7) (p ≤ 0.001). A significant correlation exists between the portfolio score and final score (p ≤ 0.001). The trend study shows a greater sensitivity of the instrument assessment. Conclusion: The final design of the portfolio is characterized by mixed, flexible and encourages the student reflection and empowers the reflection on the continuum of learning.

Keywords : Competency-based education; Formative assessment; Nursing education research; Portfolio; Self assessment.

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