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FAJARDO DIEZ, Vilma et al. Methodological strategy to improve spelling in health technology students. Rev EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2014, vol.6, n.1, pp.236-252. ISSN 2077-2874.

Introduction: the command of the mother tongue and the improvement of one of its skills, writing without spelling mistakes, has become one of the supreme goals of Cuban medical education. Objective: to develop a methodological strategy for promoting the correct spelling of the basic vocabulary of third-year Nutrition and Dietetics subjects. Methods: a diagnostic study was conducted at the Health Technology Faculty of Holguin (academic year 2010-2011) with 33 third-year Nutrition and Dietetics students, of both sexes, aged 21 to 30 years, and 5 teachers of different subjects in the course, on the command of the spelling of the basic vocabulary used in them. Results: several shortcomings were identified: only 2 students were ranked in the Very Good category, 6 were in the Good category, 15 were Fair and 10 were in the Poor category. With regard to teachers, 3 of them believed that the current status of spelling was Poor and 2 of them considered it as Fair. As a solution to the identified problem, a methodological strategy was proposed. Conclusions: there are deficiencies in the spelling of the basic vocabulary of the subjects. After implementing the strategy, it was found that it contributes to improve spelling, which corroborated the hypothesis of this research.

Palabras clave : mother tongue; spelling skills; medical education; teaching; learning.

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