Cooperative Learning in Veterinary Science

  • Déborah Chicharro Alcántara Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain
  • Joaquin Jesus Sopena-Juncosa Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain
  • Elena Damiá-Giménez Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain
  • Belén Cuervo-Serrato Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain
  • Mónica Rubio-Zaragoza Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain
  • José María Carrillo-Poveda Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain
  • José Raduan Jaber-Mohamad Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arucas, Spain
  • José Manuel Vilar-Guereño Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arucas, Spain
Keywords: Cooperative learning, interaction, veterinary, surgery, propaedeutics

Abstract

Cooperative learning is an instructional method based on teamwork, by reinforcing a student´s own learning as well as the learning of his or her fellow members. Thus, this kind of cooperative model achieves personal and team success at the same time. With this aim, an experience was designed where students from veterinary surgery and propaedeutics from the Universities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and CEU Cardenal Herrera of Valencia (UCH-CEU) simultaneously performed surgical practices in the Veterinary Medicine Degree. Propaedeutic students were evaluated previously and after the practical period with surgery multiple-choice questions and results were compared. The obtained results allow us to conclude that students after interaction gained advanced knowledge in veterinary surgery.

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Author Biographies

Déborah Chicharro Alcántara, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria Tirant lo Blanch, 46115, Alfara del Patriarca, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Joaquin Jesus Sopena-Juncosa, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria Tirant lo Blanch, 46115, Alfara del Patriarca, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Elena Damiá-Giménez, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria Tirant lo Blanch, 46115, Alfara del Patriarca, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Belén Cuervo-Serrato, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria Tirant lo Blanch, 46115, Alfara del Patriarca, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Mónica Rubio-Zaragoza, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria Tirant lo Blanch, 46115, Alfara del Patriarca, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

José María Carrillo-Poveda, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria Tirant lo Blanch, 46115, Alfara del Patriarca, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, Valencia, Spain

José Raduan Jaber-Mohamad, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arucas, Spain

Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Biomédicas y Sanitarias. Departamento de Patologia Animal. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35416. Trasmontaña S/N. Arucas, Spain

José Manuel Vilar-Guereño, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arucas, Spain

Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Biomédicas y Sanitarias. Departamento de Patologia Animal. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35416. Trasmontaña S/N. Arucas, Spain

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Published
2018-08-30
How to Cite
Alcántara, D., Sopena-Juncosa, J., Damiá-Giménez, E., Cuervo-Serrato, B., Rubio-Zaragoza, M., Carrillo-Poveda, J., Jaber-Mohamad, J., & Vilar-Guereño, J. (2018). Cooperative Learning in Veterinary Science. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN AGRICULTURE, 8(1), 1399-1407. https://doi.org/10.24297/jaa.v8i1.7543