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Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas

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ZELADA PEREZ, Malena de los Milagros  and  VALCARCEL IZQUIERDO, Norberto. Information skills among teachers of the University of Medical Sciences of Havana. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.2, e2610.  Epub Apr 22, 2020. ISSN 1729-519X.


Information skills allow teachers to master the contents and to expand research to undertake learning.


To diagnose the problems that affect the development of information skills among teachers of the University of Medical Sciences of Havana.

Material and methods:

A pedagogical qualitative research was conducted; the probabilistic sample was composed of 60 teachers.


The diagnostic procedure was carried out with parameterization of the object of study, establishing teacher performance as variable. Three dimensions were established in the field of study: teaching performance in Medical Education, professional improvement and professional and human behavior; they included their indicators and the instruments applied that meet every indicator.


The methodology used is presented. The relationship between information skills and teaching performance allowed us to carry out the parameterization of the variable. Dimensions and indicators were identified; the instruments characterized the level of development of information skills. Theoretical investigations identified the weaknesses and strengths of the variable. The list of problems and potentialities allowed us to develop an improvement alternative for the development of information skills among teachers.

Keywords : Information skills; parameterization; variable; educational performance; dimensions; indicators; instruments.

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