The Effect of Problem-Based Learning on Improving Learning Abilities of BSN Students in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152484
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Presentation
Title:
The Effect of Problem-Based Learning on Improving Learning Abilities of BSN Students in Taiwan
Abstract:
The Effect of Problem-Based Learning on Improving Learning Abilities of BSN Students in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Lee, Sheuan, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Chung Shan Medical University
Title:Professor
The trend of globalization and rapid development in technology in the 21 century brings a wave in innovation of medical and nursing education. Problem-based learning (PBL) has been applied by many universities in United States and Canada since 1970s. Medical schools and nursing schools in Taiwan have analyzed and reflected the traditional ways of teaching since 1990s, and found problems such as too emphasis on memorizing, detail aspect of knowledge, and medical treatment, and less on critical thinking, integration and humanity. Faculty members started to explore ways of innovation. College of Nursing in Chung-Shan Medical University initiated the curriculum innovation in 2003. After a comprehensive preparation period, a thirty credits course with mixed and hybrid PBL approach was adopted in undergraduate students. The purpose of the study is to explore the effect of PBL on improving the learning abilities in the course of Teaching and Learning. 20 undergraduate students were recruited in the study by purposeful sampling. Interview by semi-structured questionnaire are conducted. Most of the he students reported a great improvement after PBL, particularly in self-directed learning, data collection, data integration and analysis, self-expression, and problem solving skills. Both faculty members and students expressed their satisfaction in adopting PBL approach. However, the difficulties faced with the students were: time management, reading articles in English journals, communication skills, data integration and study pressure. Students reported the most significant changes for learning after PBL were: able to study actively, able to share their own perceptions and opinions with peers, respect peers? opinions, peer support, data collection, appreciate their own performance and improve self efficacy and satisfaction. Administrative support is the fundamental requirement in implementing the educational innovation. It is particularly important for faculty members to reach a common understanding about the approach and support each other.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of Problem-Based Learning on Improving Learning Abilities of BSN Students in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152484-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of Problem-Based Learning on Improving Learning Abilities of BSN Students in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Sheuan, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chung Shan Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sheuan@csmu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The trend of globalization and rapid development in technology in the 21 century brings a wave in innovation of medical and nursing education. Problem-based learning (PBL) has been applied by many universities in United States and Canada since 1970s. Medical schools and nursing schools in Taiwan have analyzed and reflected the traditional ways of teaching since 1990s, and found problems such as too emphasis on memorizing, detail aspect of knowledge, and medical treatment, and less on critical thinking, integration and humanity. Faculty members started to explore ways of innovation. College of Nursing in Chung-Shan Medical University initiated the curriculum innovation in 2003. After a comprehensive preparation period, a thirty credits course with mixed and hybrid PBL approach was adopted in undergraduate students. The purpose of the study is to explore the effect of PBL on improving the learning abilities in the course of Teaching and Learning. 20 undergraduate students were recruited in the study by purposeful sampling. Interview by semi-structured questionnaire are conducted. Most of the he students reported a great improvement after PBL, particularly in self-directed learning, data collection, data integration and analysis, self-expression, and problem solving skills. Both faculty members and students expressed their satisfaction in adopting PBL approach. However, the difficulties faced with the students were: time management, reading articles in English journals, communication skills, data integration and study pressure. Students reported the most significant changes for learning after PBL were: able to study actively, able to share their own perceptions and opinions with peers, respect peers? opinions, peer support, data collection, appreciate their own performance and improve self efficacy and satisfaction. Administrative support is the fundamental requirement in implementing the educational innovation. It is particularly important for faculty members to reach a common understanding about the approach and support each other.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:38:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:38:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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