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OROZCO GARCIA, Zort Ángel; RUIZ RUIZ, Norma  y  ROQUE FALCON, Milagros. Che's military thinking: its contribution to the patriotic education in medical students. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2016, vol.8, n.4, pp.54-65. ISSN 2077-2874.

Background: the development of a patriotic culture in Cuban youngsters is an essential aspect in the formation of values in higher education. Objective: to develop extracurricular actions from the military thinking of Ernesto Guevara, contribute to the patriotic education of students of medical sciences. Methods: a development research was carried out within the qualitative approach during the school year 2014-2015 at Villa Clara University of Medical Sciences. Theoretical methods were applied: analysis-synthesis and induction-deduction, and empirical ones: document analysis and survey, in the form of questionnaire to students to diagnose their knowledge about the military thinking of Ernesto Guevara and its contribution to patriotic education. Results: in the curriculum are declared curricular strategies to complement professional training. They include patriotic education, environmental, economics, computer literacy, knowledge about the history of Cuba and the profession, mastering a foreign language and knowledge of preparation for the defense of the country. In the applied questionnaire deficiencies were diagnosed in the patriotic-military education and values in students, reflected in little motivation for presenting research papers enabling them to participate in the patriotic-military and internationalists workshops either at school regional or national level, they do not reflect to feel directly involved on them, so extracurricular activities for stimulation and development were proposed. Conclusions: the proposal was assessed by the experts consulted, who considered it as relevant and feasible to implement.

Palabras clave : Ethics; humanism; morals, values; social values; education, medical.

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