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Educación Médica Superior

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ORTEGA BASTIDAS, Javiera Andrea. Educational tension between tradition and the new alternatives. Educ Med Super [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.1, e1772.  Epub May 11, 2020. ISSN 0864-2141.

Education faces the tension between modern and postmodern thinking. This problem will lead us to ask the following: What has governed the educational question as being in tension today? We will address the way in which technical-instrumental rationality, inherent in modern thought, reverberates strongly today. In contrast, we will examine how postmodern thinking emerges by questioning the legitimacy of the traditional scientific method and begins to be a response to that social discontent that stresses education. In other words, the objective of the present work will be to analyze how these theoretical positions have been stealthily permeating in the educational discussion, which will finally help us open a discussion about what we will understand by educating and what reflective path should be followed by the discipline of Medical Education in Latin America.

Keywords : education; modernism; postmodernism.

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