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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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COTTA, Rosângela Minardi Mitre et al. The construction of collective portfolios in traditional curriculums: an innovative approach in teaching-learning. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.3, pp.787-796. ISSN 1678-4561.

Education to promote health has traditionally been based on knowledge transmission methodologies. However, the current scenario calls for the training of professionals with a critical-reflective profile, who are able to work in teams. We present the report of an innovative experience using the construction of collective portfolios as instruments of learning, changing attitudes and training of undergraduates, in a traditional subject-based curriculum structure context. It is a descriptive exploratory study, with a qualitative-quantitative approach, based on analysis of collective portfolios (n=9), built by Health Policy students, together with an open questionnaire to students who attended the course (n=58) and also the staging of focus groups (n=3). The use of collective portfolios mobilized students in critical and reflective thinking on Brazilian health policy - the Unified Health System - broadening the concept on the health-disease process and practices related to health services, prioritizing teamwork and the active search for knowledge building, stressing the exercise of otherness, resilience and empowerment.

Keywords : Portfolio; Teaching-learning methodologies; Health education; Professional training.

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