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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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RUIZ-HOYOS, Bayron Manuel  and  CARDONA-RIVAS, Dora. Proposal for evaluation in the basic area of the Medical School Programme at Universidad del Quindío 2008-2009 through participatory action research. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2016, vol.67, n.2, pp.89-100. ISSN 0034-7434.

Objective: As a result of the perception of evaluation issues in the medical school programme at Quindío University, supported by the self- evaluation process and by the opinions of faculty and students alike, a study was proposed with the objective of "developing, together with the participation of the faculty of the medical programme basic area, an evaluation proposal built from a competency-based curriculum". Materials and methods: Qualitative design of Participatory Action Research type. Analysis Unit: learning evaluation in the basic area of the Medical School Programme at Quindío University. Working group: eleven professors of the basic area. Procedure: discussion focus groups, research workshops, analysis and reflection spiral, problem identification, development of the evaluation proposal. Analysis: categorization, open and axial coding, triangulation, interpretation and comparison between the findings and the theory, information feedback. Results: A problem of evaluation planning was identified, triggering a process of analysis and ref lection that resulted in the formulation of competencies and their respective evaluation criteria. A conceptual and operational evolution of the evaluation was observed, from verification to innovation, by means of alternatives mediated by attitudinal changes among the faculty. Conclusions: Professors in the basic area, from a verification approach to evaluation, show by means of participatory action research an evolution towards innovation of the evaluation proposal with an educational intent.

Keywords : Educational evaluation; competency-based education.

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