versión ISSN 0718-5006
The aim of this study is to identify the formative needs of physics and mathematics students of the Escuela Superior de Física y Matemática of the Insituto Politécnico Nacional in México, for the better learning and understanding of scientific culture. Research competence has been used as the main axis of the study. The article begins with a reflection on culture in general and scientific culture in particular. After that, the results of a qualitative research project performed to identify the formative needs are presented. It is proposed to integrate the elements of scientific dissemination at the beginning of teaching units, to the make progress on the study, through the use of contexts which are increasingly more distantfrom students' experience. The article shows that the design of strategies centered on the development of specific competencies is a valid option for facilitating students' absorption of scientific culture.
Palabras clave : scientific culture; scientific dissemination; formal education; teaching-learning.