Academic leagues have emerged in Brazilian universities in the twentieth century as strategies and extracurricular activities. The objective of this paper is to analyze structured academic leagues in operation at the University of Brasilia as teaching and learning strategies.
Data was collected through documentary survey, interview survey, individual interviews applied to participants of academic leagues (eight representatives), teachers/coordinators of academic leagues (four representatives) and participants of activities provided for the members of academic leagues (four representatives).
We observed the recognition of the principle of inseparability between teaching, research and community outreach among the respondents, although the performance of academic league members has been formed by teaching and research activities, but not by community outreach activities. However, the results reflect the convergence of the principles of the creation and development of academic leagues as important activities for health training.
Academic leagues could become instruments to develop student autonomy, criticality, creativity and commitment, rather than isolated practices that can lead to precocious specialization.
Leagues; Training; Health Sciences; Medical Education