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Learning by Doing and Training Satisfaction: An Evaluation by Health Care Professionals

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Health Science Faculty, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Social Sciences and Work Faculty, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(8), 1397; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16081397
Received: 21 March 2019 / Revised: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 April 2019 / Published: 18 April 2019
As one of the training methodologies employed in the health care context, ‘Learning by Doing’ prioritizes the transference of competence, control, and workplace motivation. However, there are few published works that consider the opinions of health care professionals in relation to the effects of this kind of training on their workplace competence. The goal of this research was to evaluate the level of satisfaction and impact on quality of care, as perceived by the health care professionals that participated in this training program (Formative Focus). The evaluation utilized an online questionnaire that assessed professional satisfaction through five dimensions: The training methodology; the training program; its economic impact; perceived improvement in professional competence; and, perceived improvement in quality of care. A total of 364 health professionals took part in the training course and were asked to complete an online questionnaire. The variables that contemplated satisfaction were related to quality of care and preferences regarding the training methodology. Participants preferred interactive methods for learning with emphasis on practical contents. In terms of application of learning to their jobs, health care professionals found Learning by Doing skills more useful to transfer to their workplace. This experience of Learning by Doing training indicates an interesting potential for impact on improvement: Quality of health care, health care competence of professionals, and organizational development. View Full-Text
Keywords: training satisfaction; context-based learning; Learning by Doing; course evaluation; impact assessment training satisfaction; context-based learning; Learning by Doing; course evaluation; impact assessment
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Gil-Lacruz, M.; Gracia-Pérez, M.L.; Gil-Lacruz, A.I. Learning by Doing and Training Satisfaction: An Evaluation by Health Care Professionals. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1397.

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