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LOSIEL LUNA, Lisania et al. Meaningful learning in Psychology from distance learning in the context of COVID-19. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.4, pp.180-195.  Epub Dec 31, 2021. ISSN 2077-2874.


the COVID-19 disease caused the need to carry out a series of important modifications in the teaching-learning process in higher medical education, mainly in the conditions of distance learning.


to evaluate the achievement of meaningful learning from the extra class work designed by the group of the Psychology subject of Guantánamo University of Medical Sciences in the context of COVID-19.


a pedagogical research within the quantitative-qualitative approach was carried out in the period from March to September 2020. Theoretical methods were used: analytical-synthetic, transition from the abstract to the concrete and inductive-deductive; empirical ones: criteria of users, by means of a survey applied to the teachers of the subject, analysis of contents expressed in the extra-class work and the brainstorming technique, as well as statistical mathematical methods for the absolute and relative values.


brainstorming led to the integration of essential contents of the subject into the teaching task under the use of problem-solving methods and independent work. The potentialities of virtual learning environments were exploited. Using the criteria of specialists, the teachers evaluated the parameters considered for the evaluation of the extra-class work designed on the scales of strong agreement and agreement. The content analysis of the responses made by the students evidenced the achievement of meaningful learning.


the extra-class work that was designed contributed to the acquisition of a meaningful learning of the contents of Psychology linked to the experience of second-year Medicine students in integrated community work.

Keywords : education, distance; behavioral medicine; students; professional development; education, medical.

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