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Quizzes as an active learning strategy - A Study with students of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The present work was developed in higher education with graduate students of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Pharmacology lectures of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal. During the semester was used the strategy of Quizzes, supported by the digital application Kahoot!. The students were challenged to elaborate multiple choice questions (quiz) about the subject, and answering in the class. A survey was developed to evaluate students’ motivation to elaborate Quizzes. Sixty students answered the survey. After the analysis of data, the results show that the main motivation for students to elaborate Quizzes was the 0.5 values in final grade. Moreover, the results show that students recognized the relevance of this methodology as an active learning strategy useful for students’ engagement with the subject.

Author(s):

Wilson Godinho    
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra
Portugal

Cristiane Tolentino Machado    
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra
Portugal

Ana Amélia Carvalho    
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra
Portugal

Cláudia Cavadas    
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Coimbra
Portugal

 

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