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Revista Cubana de Información en Ciencias de la Salud

On-line version ISSN 2307-2113


RODRIGUEZ FERNANDEZ, Rosa Margarita; PENA BORREGO, Maida Dailín; AGUILERA RODRIGUEZ, María Eugenia  and  LICEA JIMENEZ, Idania Josefina. Cuban experiences in the use of collaborative learning methods in Information Sciences undergraduate courses. Rev. cuba. inf. cienc. salud [online]. 2021, vol.32, n.1, e1780.  Epub Mar 01, 2021. ISSN 2307-2113.

Collaborative methods provide students with the skills and attitudes required to discover and build knowledge by themselves, and foster interdependence when solving professional problems. The purpose of the study was to present the experiences and results obtained from the use of collaborative methods in three Information Sciences undergraduate courses taught in two Cuban universities. A descriptive study was conducted based on empirical methods such as classic document analysis, semi-structured interviews with team leaders, and structured surveys to 70 students (100%), who made up the study population. It was found that the use of active didactic techniques generally led to positive academic results and better attendance to class. Students could also design their own structure of interactions, taking on different roles to intervene in communities from an information perspective. Students' opinions were taken into account for curriculum development. Due to the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, classes were not attended physically, expanding the use of digital social networking for communication between students and teachers.

Keywords : Collaborative learning; Information Sciences undergraduate studies; teaching-learning process; higher education; Cuba.

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