Tutores Pares en la Facultad de Medicina

Translated title of the contribution: Peer Tutors in the School of Medicine

Andrés Isaza Restrepo, Alejandro Quiroga Chand, Claudia Natalí Roa González, Angélica María Delgado Vegap, Alba Milena Riveros Pérez

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Abstract

Since 2003 the School of Medicine at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia, offers to the students a program named Peer Tutors. The program's objectives are: to generate a social interaction mechanism that favors knowledge construction side by side with advanced peers; to promote the development of ethical, moral and coexistence oriented values through an academic experience, and to generate a space to explore specific academic interests and teacher´s potential. This article presents the theoretic frame that supports the importance of social interaction in knowledge construction, as well as some indicators that allow a first appraisal of the program. Several achievements that account for the synergic value of an experience that not only fulfills the function of initiating a process of teaching formation and academic support, but that also builds a proactive attitude before learning, are highlighted.
Translated title of the contributionPeer Tutors in the School of Medicine
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)122-135
JournalRevista Ciencias de la Salud
Volume4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

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