Significant Learning in Biostatistics: Discipline Analysis in a Nursing Course
Keywords:Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate, Biostatistics, Teaching, Learning
We aimed to evaluate Biostatistics teaching planning in a NursingÂ undergraduation course through the identifiation of methodologicalÂ approaches that promote a signifiant learning. This is a documentalÂ research with comparison between educational planning documentsÂ and a didactical-pedagogical verifiation form, which was applied fromÂ April to May 2014, in CearÃ¡ State, Brazil. The results were organized inÂ charts. The learning objectives followed the teaching proposal; however, the verbs used were distant from the competency-based teachingÂ planning. The teaching strategies were traditional, although they hadÂ some advances with regard to group discussions and activities integrated in seminars. The written tests method had more prevalence in evaluations, and bibliographical references were taken from books
whose years were obsolete. The teaching planning could be reorganized considering the addition of active methodologies based on criticalÂ pedagogy, which would contribute to professional formation.
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