Teachers experience of using case scenario to enhance students' critical thinking

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154212
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Presentation
Title:
Teachers experience of using case scenario to enhance students' critical thinking
Abstract:
Teachers experience of using case scenario to enhance students' critical thinking
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hsieh, Hsiu-Fang, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Fooyin University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Sheila Sheu, PhD; Pei-Rong Chang, RN, MS; Su-Fen Cheng, RN, PhD and Man-Hua Shen, MSN
[Research Presentation] Background. Despite of overwhelming evidence of using case scenario is beneficial to students in improving their ability in critical thinking, little is known about the perception and experience of teachers who created and used these scenarios. Objective. The purposes of this pilot study were to understand the perception of nursing teacher in using case scenario to improve studentsÆ ability of critical thinking and to understand their experience especially challenges and difficulties they faced in creating case scenarios. Methods. One-on-one interview of nursing faculty in a university in Taiwan who created and used case scenarios in classroom discussion was conducted. The individual interview data were analyzed using content analysis. Results. A total of 6 nursing faculty were interviewed. Initial findings revealed that all teachers valued highly the contribution of case scenarios in enhancing and evaluating critical thinking of nursing students. The process of case scenario discussion served as a bridge between classroom teaching and clinical practice. It was a useful teaching strategy that is interactively and of interest to students. For teachers themselves, use of case scenarios functioned as inspiration to their own thinking process to stimulate creativity and promote logicality. The major challenge the teachers experienced was to develop a case scenario that reflected a real-life clinical situation and a set of questions that guided students to progress in step-by-step sequence. Other key concerns reported were time-consuming in creating a specific case scenario, several revisions and testing usually required before a case scenario could work as planned; difficulty to make case scenarios just right in level of difficulty and complexity for every student; and difficulty to have enough time to discussion. Conclusions. The results suggest that teachers need adequate preparation and groundwork before they can create and design case scenarios that are efficiency in enhancing students' critical thinking.
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.titleTeachers experience of using case scenario to enhance students' critical thinkingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154212-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Teachers experience of using case scenario to enhance students' critical thinking</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hsieh, Hsiu-Fang, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fooyin University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hsiufang_hsieh@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sheila Sheu, PhD; Pei-Rong Chang, RN, MS; Su-Fen Cheng, RN, PhD and Man-Hua Shen, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background. Despite of overwhelming evidence of using case scenario is beneficial to students in improving their ability in critical thinking, little is known about the perception and experience of teachers who created and used these scenarios. Objective. The purposes of this pilot study were to understand the perception of nursing teacher in using case scenario to improve students&AElig; ability of critical thinking and to understand their experience especially challenges and difficulties they faced in creating case scenarios. Methods. One-on-one interview of nursing faculty in a university in Taiwan who created and used case scenarios in classroom discussion was conducted. The individual interview data were analyzed using content analysis. Results. A total of 6 nursing faculty were interviewed. Initial findings revealed that all teachers valued highly the contribution of case scenarios in enhancing and evaluating critical thinking of nursing students. The process of case scenario discussion served as a bridge between classroom teaching and clinical practice. It was a useful teaching strategy that is interactively and of interest to students. For teachers themselves, use of case scenarios functioned as inspiration to their own thinking process to stimulate creativity and promote logicality. The major challenge the teachers experienced was to develop a case scenario that reflected a real-life clinical situation and a set of questions that guided students to progress in step-by-step sequence. Other key concerns reported were time-consuming in creating a specific case scenario, several revisions and testing usually required before a case scenario could work as planned; difficulty to make case scenarios just right in level of difficulty and complexity for every student; and difficulty to have enough time to discussion. Conclusions. The results suggest that teachers need adequate preparation and groundwork before they can create and design case scenarios that are efficiency in enhancing students' critical thinking.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:49:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:49:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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