Exploring the relationships between teaching, approaches to learning and critical thinking in a problem-based learning foundation nursing course.

Martyn, Julie, Terwijn, Ruth, Kek, Megan Y. C. A. and Huijser, Henk (2014) Exploring the relationships between teaching, approaches to learning and critical thinking in a problem-based learning foundation nursing course. Nurse Education Today, 34. pp. 829-835. ISSN 0260-6917

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Abstract

Undergraduate nursing programmes are responsible for providing teaching and learning that develops students' knowledge, skills and attitudes in alignment with contemporary nursing standards and healthcare demands. Problem-based learning (PBL) as a pedagogy uses authentic artefacts reflecting real-world situations for students to practice problem-solving skills through collaboration with their peers. PBL was introduced in a foundation nursing course delivered in a regional university in Queensland, Australia. This paper presents the findings of a study exploring the relationships between nursing students' individual characteristics and perceptions of learning environments, teaching in PBL mode, approaches to learning, and critical thinking skill readiness. The study was guided by an ecological perspective designed to examine nursing students' ecological environments and the influences of those environments on their approaches to learning, and on critical thinking skill readiness. The results, through hierarchical linear modelling, revealed that aspects of the PBL approach to teaching influenced the approaches to learning students adopt, and thus their critical thinking skill readiness. Implications for teaching in undergraduate nursing programmes are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online 22 May 2013.
Keywords: approaches to learning; critical thinking; nursing; problem-based learning; teaching problem-based learning
Field of Research: 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 00:52
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2014 02:08
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/388

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