WHAT WE NEED FOR ENCODING OF MEMORY AND EMOTIONAL RECONSOLIDATION

Sebastian Ertl, Dagmar Steinmair, Pia patricia Wadowski, Henriette Löffler-Stastka

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Abstract

Background: It is known that an interactive design and good participants' involvement strengthens the motivation to engage in learning processes. Previous research suggests attitude-behaviour consistency with relevance of subjective meaning and interest in learning. This observational study aims to measure the attitude of medical students. Methods: The connotative meaning and perception of e-learning were explored. A semantic differential scale was given to all students (N=328) of a case-based blended-learning (CBBL) course, 296 medical students were included in this study. Results: The online-survey completion rate was 100%. An exploratory principal components analysis with varimax rotation was performed. Five components could be extracted that explained 47.21% of the total variance. The five components are best described by the following adjectives taken from the item pool: "soft, emotional, playful", "clear and organised", "vigorous and serious", "vivid and outgoing", "economical and introverted". An additional qualitative analysis revealed relevant positive connotations ascribed to e-learning by the students: freedom in time and space for learning, interdisciplinary approach and communication, playfulness and clear, structured procedure. Conclusion: Our study demonstrated that a specific set of aspects is essential for students to feel comfortable and affectcognitively engaged to learn and gain the best exam grades.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-218
Number of pages10
JournalPsychiatria Danubina
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2022

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