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Educación Médica Superior

Print version ISSN 0864-2141On-line version ISSN 1561-2902


BARZOLA VELIZ, Virginia Margarita; BOLIVAR CHAVEZ, Oscar Elías  and  NAVARRETE PITA, Yulexy. Impact of reading comprehension on research attitudes in Higher Education students. Educ Med Super [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.4, e2520.  Epub Jan 01, 2021. ISSN 0864-2141.

Poor reading habits of students who reach higher education not only affects their general culture but also has a significant impact on their research skills; for example, they show lack of interest in research, sometimes with little innovation or critical thinking capacities, and even at the reflective level, which limits their proactive role. Thus, the present article aimed to reflect on the implementation of conscious strategies to encourage reading comprehension in students entering higher education. Topics related to reading comprehension and research skills were addressed, while their relationship with teaching was established, through didactic techniques that would encourage students to use reflective reading and research on topics of great social relevance. This study sustains that the academic field of higher education plays a leading role in inducing reading habits and skills in students. Through controversial situations, research is encouraged as a way to develop the necessary skills so that, once they graduate, students are endowed with the knowledge and tools necessary to transform society, making their professional profile highly relevant, for which they were prepared.

Keywords : research attitude; reading comprehension; higher education; strategy; critical thinking; information and communication technologies.

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